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2019

20

Jan

Uprising at Lee County Juvenile Detention Center, Iowa

January 20, 2019: Four juvenile detainees participated in an uprising in the day room of the juvenile detention center. The juveniles destroyed property and sprayed fire extinguishers, setting off alarms. All four were charged with 2nd-Degree Criminal Mischief and Participating in a Riot.

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2018

11

Dec

Uprising at Robert N. Davoren Complex, Rikers Island, New York

December 11, 2018: A group of about 10 prisoners barricaded themselves into the cafeteria unit of the jail at 11:30 am and used mattresses to defend themselves against guards. In the video, guards are seen spraying pepper spray on the prisoners and violently tackling them.

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11

Dec

Uprising at Webb County Detention Center, Laredo, Texas

December 11, 2018: Two correctional officers were attacked by prisoners while reportedly conducting a “cell search” at approximately 3:00 am Tuesday morning at the private prison run by CoreCivic.

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06

Dec

Unrest at Lee County Juvenile Detention Center, Iowa

December 6, 2018: Three juvenile detainees participated in an uprising in the day room of the detention center. Lee County Sheriff Stacy Weber spoke with The Hawk Eye, saying, “I’ve never seen it to this extent,” Weber said, describing the state of the day room where what he referred to as a “melee” occurred. One officer was treated for minor injuries.

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04

Dec

Uprising at Iredell County Detention Center, North Carolina

December 4, 2018: Fights broke out at about 7:45pm between four detainees and guards as the detainees were being led back from visitation. As the fight escalated, a group of about 25 detainees started “becoming loud, hitting the glass in the door, and causing disturbances,” according to the press release.

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06

Nov

Uprising at Larned Correctional, Kansas

November 6, 2018: A series of fights led to a riot in all five units of the Central Facility, leading to “extensive damage” to all of them. Kansas Department of Correction spokesman Samir Arif stated that “the fights were contained to the living unit pods. Some inmates were not responsive to officer orders and began trying to break windows and furniture within the living unit.”

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05

Nov

Two Uprisings by Idaho Prisoners at Eagle Pass Correctional Facility, Texas

November 5-13, 2018: Prisoners from Idaho housed in a private prison in Texas participate in two disturbances in just over a week.

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02

Oct

Uprising at California Rehabilitation Center in Norco

October 2, 2018: Prisoners lead a brief uprising in protest of a new policy that integrates yard time for prisoners in segregation and those in general population. Prisoners set fire to a mattress as well as start a fire in a bathroom during the riot. The riot is quickly subdued by prison staff. Two days after the riot, family members of prisoners at Norco hold a rally outside the prison protesting the new policy.

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21

Sep

Disturbance at Palm Beach Youth Academy, Florida

September 21, 2018: At least six juvenile detainees reportedly grabbed staff who were trying to take another boy back to his cell. During the melee, the boys flipped tables and threw chairs, threatened staff and destroyed property. Specific details remain unclear. Following the event, at least six detainees are charged with battery.

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28

Jul

Uprising at Cascade County Detention Center, Montana

July 28, 2018: Five days after the Sheriff of Great Falls issued a memo warning of rising tensions and refusing to accept new inmates held on nonviolent crimes due to conditions of overcrowding, an uprising broke out in one of the jails housing pods. On Saturday morning, as many as 36 prisoners housed in Pod N took control of the unit and started destroying prison infrastructure. The prisoners held control of the unit for four hours, destroying as much prison property as possible.

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