What causes a prison riot?

Past prison riots are effective real-life scenarios jails and prisons can use when training officers


In this video, I discuss the major causes of prison riots by using the New Mexico State Penitentiary riot of 1980 as an example of warning signs that had been overlooked. The video describes numerous issues and signs that were ignored prior to this deadly riot.

In an effort to avoid future prison riots and educate ourselves on warning signs inmates give us, we must learn to understand our prison culture. Using examples of past prison riots is a good tool for any jail or prison to use as real-life scenarios when training officers.

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