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2019

22

Sep

Uprising at Wilder John S. Youth Development Center, Tennessee

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 out windows with cinder blocks.

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2018

09

Apr

Escape at Gateway to Independence Juvenile Center, Tennessee

April 9, 2018: Two teachers were injured after an altercation at Gateway to Independence, formerly known as Woodland Hills Youth Detention Center. The altercation led to one juvenile escaping the facility.

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2016

25

Dec

Christmas Day Escape at Cocke County Jail Annex, Tennessee

December 25, 2016: Six inmates escaped early on Christmas day by removing a toilet from a wall and climbing through the hole.

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2015

18

Aug

Attack on Guards at Morgan County Correctional Facility, Tennessee

August 18, 2015: A series of fights broke out at Morgan County C.F. including some attacks on prison guards. Two officers were seriously injured.

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2014

27

Sep

Mass Escape from Woodland Hills Youth Development Center, Tennessee

September 27, 2014: A group of thirteen juveniles overpowered a guard and took his keys and radio before breaking out of the dormitory and then out of the exterior fence. All but one were recaptured within hours.

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03

Sep

Uprising at Woodland Hills Youth Development Center, Tennessee

September 3, 2014: Just two days after 32 juveniles escaped from the facility, more two dozen juveniles broke out of their rooms and into the yard. They covered their faces, attempted to break into buildings and wielded sticks and fire extinguishers.

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01

Sep

Mass Escape from Woodland Hills Youth Development Center, Tennessee

September 1, 2014: Thirty-two juvenile detainees, nearly half the population of the facility, escaped the state-run juvenile detention center by slipping under the fence. The facility is operated by the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services.

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07

May

Escape at Woodland Hills Youth Development Center, Tennessee

May 7, 2014: At approximately 4 a.m. six or seven juveniles broke out of their cells and escaped into the facility’s outdoor courtyard where they ran around until staff convinced them to return to their cells.

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