April 11, 2011: Two prisoners attacked a guard in the prison's factory area, killing him and using his uniform to attempt to escape the prison. They were caught and charged with murder. They pled not guilty and lost at trial, were sentenced to death and executed in October
April 5, 2011: After a guard reportedly found a contraband cell phone, prisoners take control over the A-dorm. The standoff lasts about 4 hours until the correctional emergency response team enters the dorm and quells the uprising. Five prisoners were injured and sent to the
February 8, 2011: Shortly after noon, an unknown number of prisoners attacked four guards who were checking prisoners for weapons. The guards were taken to the hospital and treated for minor injuries.
January 24 - 26, 2011: One thousand prisoners refuse meals in a hunger strike in protest of austerity measures at the prison, including cuts to programming and routine lockdowns associated with under-staffing.
January 3, 2011: Three of the survivors of the Lucasville Uprising go on a 15-day hunger strike to protest the extreme conditions of their solitary confinement. The men were demanding conditions equal to that of other Ohio death row prisoners, namely contact with family,
December 9 -15, 2010: A multiracial group of prisoners participate in a coordinated work stoppage in at least six facilities and demand decent wages, better social services and respect for their civil liberties. After six days and brutal reprisals, including two prisoners