Latest Prison riots News

Murder trial in 2017 Nebraska prison riot ends in mistrial

Aug. 13, 2018 5:26 PM EDT

TECUMSEH, Neb. (AP) — A mistrial has been declared in the case against an inmate who had pleaded not guilty to murder in connection with a 2017 prison uprising in southeast Nebraska. The trial of 27-year-old Eric Ramos ended Monday after the judge learned that three prison investigators, who are all...

Inmates charged in fatal riot stage brief hunger strike

Jul. 31, 2018 6:33 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Department of Correction officials say more than a dozen Delaware inmates charged in a fatal prison riot last year staged a brief hunger strike this week. Officials say 14 inmates at Sussex Correctional Institute in Georgetown began refusing meals at breakfast on Monday. Department...

Jail inmates moved after riot damages cell

Jul. 31, 2018 11:04 AM EDT

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Officials say a riot at a central Kentucky jail led to several inmates being moved to another facility. A statement from Kentucky State Police said that about 30 inmates were involved in the disturbance early Tuesday at the Taylor County Detention Center. The statement said...

Inmates riot for 4 hours in Great Falls jail, no injuries

Jul. 28, 2018 6:09 PM EDT

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — Authorities say inmates at the Cascade County Detention Center rioted for about four hours, causing thousands of dollars in damages. A statement by Sheriff Bob Edwards says nobody was injured in the riot that began late Saturday morning. Edwards says the sheriff's SWAT team and...

4 Fairbanks inmates convicted in 2017 prison riot

Jul. 17, 2018 10:26 PM EDT

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Four prison inmates have been convicted of rioting at the Fairbanks Correctional Center. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported a Fairbanks jury on Monday afternoon convicted the men on felony counts of riot and criminal mischief. The initial report said five were convicted, but...

Prison reforms touted; riot survivor urges serious changes

Jul. 17, 2018 5:29 PM EDT

HOCKESSIN, Del. (AP) — Patricia May had a feeling of dread when she reported to work at Delaware's maximum-security prison last year. For months, she'd worried about her safety after being assigned to C Building at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna. As she walked to her office Feb. 1, 2017, the...

The Latest: Governor: Understaffing, overtime still problems

Jul. 17, 2018 11:20 AM EDT

HOCKESSIN, Del. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of a deadly riot at a Delaware prison (all times local): 11:15 a.m. While Delaware officials have made progress on many of the recommendations in a final report on a deadly inmate riot last year, Gov. John Carney says understaffing and mandatory overtime...

10 Things to Know for Today

Jul. 17, 2018 5:58 AM EDT

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AP Exclusive: Survivor blames officials for prison riot

Jul. 17, 2018 12:16 AM EDT

HOCKESSIN, Del. (AP) — Patricia May had a feeling of dread when she reported to work at Delaware's maximum-security prison last year. For months, May had been concerned about her safety after being assigned to C Building at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna in late 2016. As she walked to her...

AP Exclusive: Survivor says officials responsible for riot

Jul. 16, 2018 9:19 PM EDT

HOCKESSIN, Del. (AP) — Patricia May had a feeling of dread when she reported to work at Delaware's maximum-security prison last year. For months, May had been concerned about her safety after being assigned to C Building at James T. Vaughn Correctional Center in Smyrna in late 2016. As she walked to her...