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2019

22

Sep

Uprising at Prince George Regional Correctional Centre, Canada

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.

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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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04

Sep

Uprising at Palmetto Youth Academy, Florida

September 4, 2019: Forty-three juveniles engaged in an uprising, throwing chairs and breaking windows.

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02

Sep

Uprising at George W. Hill Correctional Center, Pennsylvania

September 2, 2019: Two blocks erupted in a “full-blown riot” and an emergency response team responded with the use of pepper ball bullets and batons.

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19

Aug

Uprising at Manhattan Detention Complex, New York

August 19, 2019: A group of prisoners took part in a brief riot where they obtained equipment belonging to the facility, including a gas mask, and engaged in a standoff with Correctional Officers.

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15

May

Uprising at DeKalb County Jail, Georgia

May 15, 2019: During a protest in front of the jail, inmates inside smashed out windows in all three buildings of the facility. Many of the inmates then attempted to communicate through the smashed windows with protesters outside, shouting “help us” and “there is mold.”

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07

May

Uprising at Spring Creek Correctional Center, Alaska

May 7, 2019: Approximately 62 prisoners barricaded themselves inside of their housing unit, Hotel Mod, and destroyed prison infrastructure. The Alaska Department of Corrections estimated that the riot caused $100,000 in damage to computer lines, cameras, interior glass, fire suppression systems and plumbing.

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01

May

Uprising at Bell County Detention Center, Kentucky

May 1, 2019: At least five inmates flooded cells by clogging toilets and shower drains, set off fire alarms, and ripped a TV off the wall. The inmates then allegedly used pieces of the broken television as weapons to threaten officers that came into the cell.

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15

Mar

Disturbance at Covington County Jail, Alabama

March 15, 2019: During a transfer of three prisoners, a group of “unruly” prisoners engaged in what the sheriff’s department called a “riot”—although they did not specify what that entailed. According to the sheriff’s department, the prisoners were upset because they believed that one of the prisoners being transferred had been pushed to the floor, although the sheriff claims the prisoner actually jumped.

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11

Mar

Uprising at Maui Community Correctional Center, Hawaii

March 11, 2019: At least 42 prisoners refused to return to their cells at the end of recreation time and instead caused “significant damage” to prison infrastructure. The uprising occurred in two pods of the housing unit. Prisoners broke sprinklers, leading to flooding in the pod. The prisoners also started a fire which caused smoke damage in a neighboring pod.

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