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Cellphones Helped Start Deadly SC Inmate Riot, Prison Chief Says
Corrections Director Bryan Stirling said cellphones helped stir up trouble Sunday night at the Lee Correctional Institute in Bishopville. He says the fights started in one unit and appeared to be contained before suddenly starting in two more units.
April 16, 2018
All Florida Prison Inmates on Lockdown After "Credible" Threats of Rioting
All of Florida’s 97,000 state prison inmates are on lockdown — and will remain confined to their dorms at least through the weekend — in response to unspecified threats about potential rioting, officials from the Florida Department of Corrections says.
August 18, 2017
8 CA Guards Sent to Hospital after Pelican Bay Prison Brawl
Eight California prison guards and seven inmates were taken to hospitals Wednesday after a fight between two inmates quickly raged out of control and required live ammunition to stop, corrections officials said.
May 25, 2017
Video: Inmates Holding Guards Hostage at Delaware Prison
Delaware prisons were locked down Wednesday as authorities responded to a hostage situation at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center, the state's maximum security prison in Smyrna.
February 1, 2017
Inmates Holding Guards Hostage at Delaware Prison
Delaware prisons were locked down Wednesday as authorities responded to a hostage situation at the James T. Vaughn Correctional Center, the state's maximum security prison in Smyrna. More Here.
February 1, 2017
Killing of Infamous San Quentin 6 Prisoner Sparks California Prison Riot
A notorious inmate, who was part of a deadly prison escape attempt in 1971, was stabbed to death on Wednesday at New Folsom prison in California, triggering a riot of about 70 inmates, authorities said.
August 13, 2015
2 Guards Injured, 2 Inmates Dead in Nebraska Prison Rioting
Nebraska prison officials say the Tecumseh State Correctional Institution is under control after a weekend uprising that injured two prison guards and left two inmates dead and at least two more injured.
May 11, 2015
Jail Riots: Prevention and Response
In the case of jail riots, planning and prevention are worth a pound of cure. A proactive approach to disturbances and prevention keeps small incidents small and resolves them quickly.
May 21, 2012
Miss. Prison Guard Killed In Riot, 8 Hurt
A prison guard was killed Sunday during a riot that also injured five other correctional officers and hurt three inmates at a privately run facility in Mississippi that holds illegal immigrants.
May 20, 2012
Safariland Introduces Extended Range Less-Lethal Munitions
Safariland has released five 40-mm, specialty impact rounds that allow corrections and tactical officers to deliver less-lethal munitions to incapacitate an aggressive, non-compliant subject. The Defense Technology rounds can be fired from a variety of 40-mm launchers and provide optimal accuracy from 10–70 meters (about 30–230 feet).
April 28, 2011
North Las Vegas SWAT Subdues Prisoners
In this episode of "Fugitive Strike Force," North Las Vegas PD's SWAT unit heads to a prison armed with less-lethal pepperball rifles to subdue unruly prisoners. The show of force usually works, but officer Jason Scarale is ready, saying "We've had guys who want to be the tough man on the block, then we show them who's boss."
December 10, 2009
Dormitory Burns in Prison Riot
A dormitory burned down and 55 inmates were taken to hospitals after a riot touched off by fighting among Latino and African American prisoners shut down a 1,300-man unit of a Southern California prison, the Los Angeles Times reports.
August 9, 2009
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