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2017

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Sep

Attack on Guards at Varner Unit, Arkansas

September 26, 2017: A group of prisoners attack guards and stab a lieutenant and beat a major. Prison guards react violently with abuses documented by contraband prisoner cell phones.

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2011

26

Feb

Attack on Guards, Varner Unit, Arkansas

February 26, 2011: Following a 1 AM cell-phone sweep by 100 officers prisoners attacked a guard, who raised an alarm. Four officers who responded to the alarm were then attacked by a group of twenty prisoners, according to the officers. Three suffered minor injuries and one, whose face required surgery spent the night in a hospital.

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