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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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).

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