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Shelby County Jail inmates set objects on fire and tied a bed sheet to the main door of the jail to keep corrections deputies from gaining entry
During the “disturbances” at the South Dakota State Penitentiary, two COs were injured and there was significant damage to prison property, the attorney general said
An inmate headbutted a staff member, and as he was being subdued, “approximately 200 incarcerated people on the yard rushed toward the officers attacking them with fists and rocks,” CDCR said
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Seven prisoners were killed and 22 seriously injured in the riot at the maximum-security Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville
Corrections Officer Clive Lopez Jr. testified he had to fend off inmates during the deadly riot and that he didn’t feel safe initiating a lockdown
The riot at Lee Correctional Institution left seven dead and more than a dozen injured; it was the deadliest prison riot in the U.S. in the last 25 years
Multiple inmates started a fire by igniting bed sheets; the situation then turned into a riot as the inmates also armed themselves with blunt objects, Richland County deputies said
COs have expressed concern that the food served in the Cuyahoga County jail is so poor that it could spark riot
SWAT officers, using “less-than-lethal” ammunition, were able to free the 73-year-old guard two hours after he was taken hostage
The riot at Lee Correctional Institution left seven dead and more than a dozen injured; it was the deadliest prison riot in the U.S. in the last 25 years
It took an army of law enforcement officers and National Guard troops to quell the riot, which is considered by many to be the most destructive riot in terms of property damage
Seven inmates were killed and dozens were wounded in the riot at the Lee Correctional Institution on the night of April 15, 2018
Two pods were rioting, fighting staff, throwing desks and chairs, and tearing down cameras and light fixtures
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Four of the injured were taken to the hospital for further treatment for head injuries and blood exposure
Published in 2016, the book is one of the most comprehensive accounts of the uprising, where more than 1,300 inmates took over part of a prison in upstate New York
Great Meadow Correctional Facility staff recovered a makeshift knife in the yard after the incident
Up to 50 SWAT officers were called in to control the situation at the Bridge City Center for Youth facility
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“Now is the time to riot, they are trying to kill us in here with COVID in here,” one of the inmates allegedly said
One of the officers was knocked unconscious after being slammed into a hand rail and punched in the head
Because contraband cell phones played such a major role in the 2018 Lee Correctional riot, SCDC knew they had to up their investigative game
When inmates let themselves out of cells, officers on duty were told to “do nothing but observe” due to lack of staff
Sheriff Leon Lott also showed video of the September 3 attack at a press conference Wednesday
10 hostages were killed in law enforcement’s attempt to regain control of the facility
Sheriff Leon Lott said a special team “used a show of force” to ultimately end the riot