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Prison Riot

Folsom Prison Riot Leaves Inmate Dead Others Injured

Reuters | Andrew Hart | Posted 08.12.2015 | Crime

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug 12 (Reuters) - One inmate was killed and numerous others were injured in a disturbance that broke out on Wednesday afternoon ...

Violence At Rikers Island Jail Leaves 7 Guards Injured

The Huffington Post | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 02.27.2015 | Crime

A brawl among more than a dozen inmates at a New York City jail plagued by violence has left seven correctional officers injured. On Friday morning...

7 Dead In Prison Riot

AP | Posted 10.28.2013 | Latino Voices

MEXICO CITY -- MEXICO CITY (AP) — State security officials say seven inmates have died in a prison riot in Mexico's Gulf coast state of Tamaulipas b...

At Least 15 Inmates Killed In Venezuelan Prison Riot

AP | Posted 09.18.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelan officials say at least 15 inmates were killed in a bloody battle among inmates, some of them armed, in a prison in th...

Documents Pertaining To Bloody Prison Riot Sought By State Attorney

AP | CHRIS CAROLA | Posted 06.23.2013 | New York

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York plans to seek the release of sealed court documents pertaining to the bloody retaking of Attica state prison after inmat...

Inmates Evacuated Following Deadly Prison Riot (WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

AP | IAN JAMES | Posted 03.29.2013 | World

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuelan authorities on Sunday finished evacuating inmates from a prison where 61 were reported killed in one of the deadliest...

Deadly Prison Riot Was Started By Gang, Sheriff Says

AP | HOLBROOK MOHR | Posted 07.21.2012 | Crime

By HOLBROOK MOHR, Associated Press JACKSON, Miss. -- As many as 300 inmates, some of them armed with makeshift weapons such as broomsticks, rioted ...

Armed Inmates Riot And Start Prison Fire

AP | ALBERTO ARCE | Posted 05.29.2012 | World

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — At least 13 people died during an uprising by armed inmates at a Honduran prison Thursday, one of them decapitated and t...

State Prison Rocked By Violent Riot

AP | Posted 05.07.2012 | San Francisco

FOLSOM, Calif. — Guards quelled a fight among some 70 inmates at Folsom State Prison on Tuesday by firing warning shots and using pepper spray. ...

Recent Prison Tragedies Highlight Multi-National Justice Issue

Ron Nikkel | Posted 04.25.2012 | Crime
Ron Nikkel

The overuse of prisons is not unique to the developing world. Almost half of the world's prisoners are held in the U.S., China, and Russia. America has the highest number of prisoners and the highest rate of imprisonment of any country.

Haiti Convicts 7 Police Officers In Prison Riot Trial

AP | CJ LOTZ AND TRENTON DANIEL | Posted 03.20.2012 | World

LES CAYES, Haiti — A judge convicted eight police officers Thursday in a landmark trial for their role in a prison riot that saw at least 10 pri...

Seven Killed In Prison Riot

Posted 12.13.2011 | World

MONTERREY, Mexico -- Mexican security officials say seven inmates have died in a prison riot that may have been set off by the arrest of a top drug ca...

Brazilian Prisons RIOT, Leave 18 Dead

cnn.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

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Colorado Prison Riot: Inmates Control A Portion Of Facility

9News | Dan Boniface | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

HUDSON - Authorities say a group of inmates rioted overnight at a private correctional facility, overtaking a portion of the prison. Katherine Sang...

Prison Riot In California Leaves About 250 Inmates Injured

AP | GREG RISLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES — More than three dozen inmates were released from hospitals Sunday after being involved in a racially motivated riot that badly dam...

Prison Riots in Texas

cnn.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Thousands of inmates rioted at the Reeves County Detention Center in Texas on Saturday, the second disturbance at the prison facility in the last two...