March 23, 2020: Approximately 60 immigrant detainees refused to return to their cell block Monday in protest of a lack of response on the part of the facility to the threat of COVID-19. In response to the protest, guards sprayed the protesters with OC Spray. The event was
March 23, 2020: Police responded with pepper spray after an unknown number of youth detained at Spring Creek Youth Services Center began throwing tables and chairs and destroying property.
March 20, 2020: Approximately 300 prisoners at the Northwestern New Mexico Correctional Center participated in an uprising following the death of a prisoner, The Gallup Independent reports. The prisoners damaged prison infrastructure and fought back against guards.
February 8, 2020: Three prisoners escaped from Big Horn County Jail after the Sheriffs office says the jail was "taken over by the inmates."
January 14, 2020: A short uprising took place when nine prisoners refused to go back to their cells after being ordered by a guard. The prisoners blockaded a door, threw soapy water onto the floor, covered their faces, and threw a microwave and other items at the door when
December 29, 2019 - January 4, 2020: A series of riots and fights between prisoners in the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) has resulted in the deaths of five prisoners and two escapes.
December 5, 2019: Two prisoners at the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility barricaded themselves in their cell and refused orders from guards, according to WCAX. The prison's "special response team" was called in to end the standoff.
November 19, 2019: Prisoners at Southern State Correctional Facility, Vermont's largest prison, allegedly attempted to take over a unit at the prison, according to a Vermont Department of Corrections press release. Corrections Commissioner Mike Touchette said in a press
September 22, 2019: An unknown number of prisoners at the Prince George Regional Correctional Centre refused orders to return to their cells and damaged prison infrastructure.
September 22, 2019: An unknown number of youth detainees at the Wilder John S Youth Development Center in Somerville, Tennessee participated in an uprising that spread between multiple pods of the facility. Detainees damaged ceilings, doors and mirrors and attempted to break