2009 Daily Incident Reports

 

Staff Murdered By Inmates: 0

Inmate Homicides: 5

Assault on Staff Without Weapons: 156

Assault on Staff With Weapons: 81

USP- CANAAN- DECEMBER 30, 2009
 
At 3:14 p.m., a body alarm was announced in c-1 housing unit. Two inmates were fighting with weapons involved. Both inmates received puncture wounds and were sent to SHU. There was no staff injuries reported.

 

USP- CANAAN- DECEMBER 29, 2009

At 6:24 p.m., a fight broke out on the compound involving two inmates on one. All inmates were placed in SHU. There was no staff injuries reported.

 

MCFP- SPRINGFIELD- DECEMBER 28, 2009

At approximately 4:40a.m., the OIC was helping the nurse get weight/vitals on an inmate. The inmate jumped off of the bed and bumped the officer multiple times in an attempt to get the officer to fight. The officer ordered him to stay put as staff backed out of the room. The inmate refused. The officer turned the inmate around and escorted him to the cell door and put his hands through the food slot in order to remove the hand restraints. The inmate slammed the officer's left hand against the food slot and jerked away, causing a large knot on the back of his left hand and a scrape on the pointer finger of the left hand. The inmate was not injured.
 
**While picking up trays following the lunch meal, an officer was grabbed through the food slot by an inmate. The officer was able to get away and another officer came to his assistance and they were able to close the food slot. The officer and inmate were not injured.
 
 

 

FCI- OXFORD- DECEMBER 23, 2009

The unit officer was conducting his am census check when he encountered an inmate lying in his bunk completely covered with a blanket.  The unit officer told the inmate to uncover his head.  When the inmate removed the covers from his head the officer observed injuries to the inmates face consistent with an assault. The inmatewas examined by medical staff and placed in Special Housing Unit.

**A fight between two inmates was announced over the radio in a unit.  Upon arrival of responding staff the two inmates fighting were already separated.  Staff escorted both inmates to the institution hospital for assessment of injuries.  Both inmates were placed in the Special Housing.

 

FCC- COLEMAN USP 2- DECEMBER 16, 2009

At 9:25a.m., an officer was escorting an inmate to recreation. Upon entering the recreation area the inmate  who was in recreation cage # 2 threw an unknown liquid substance directly striking the officer on the right side of his head, hair, ear, mouth, and shoulder and also striking  the other inmate.               

 

USP- CANAAN- DECEMBER 14, 2009

A call for assistance was made in a housing unit. An inmate fight occurred. There was no weapons involved and no staff injuries reported.

 

FCC- FORREST CITY- MEDIUM- DECEMBER 10, 2009

At approximately 12:30p.m., an assault was called on the radio in the UNICOR factory. The Lieutenant requested crime scene staff from SIS and medical ASAP. It was an inmate on inmate fight. One inmate struck another inmate with a hammer to the head area. There was no staff injuries reported.  One inmate was sent to the hospital and the other inmate was sent to SHU.

 

FCI- OXFORD- DECEMBER 9, 2009

While serving the noon meal in the Special Housing Unit, an officer entered a closed front cell to hand the inmate his food tray.  As the Officer handed the inmate his tray the inmate threw feces and urine in the staff members face.  The staff member was medically assessed for injuries and allowed to change clothes.  The inmate continues to threaten staff by throwing feces or urine if SHU staff enters his closed front cell.

 

FCC- TERRE HAUTE- DECEMBER 7, 2009

Two inmates were involved in a fight in UNICOR at the USP.  The assault victim was treated at the institution hospital for lacerations to his face and head. 

 

USP- CANAAN- DECEMBER 6, 2009

At 12:00 pm, the institution had a power outage. The Institution recall was announced. One housing unit refused to lock down. Less than lethal munitions were on stand-by.  The inmates were eventually locked-down. One housing unit remained in lock-down status. There were no staff injuries reported.

 

USP- CANAAN- DECEMBER 5, 2009

At 10:41 a.m., a call for assistance was announced in the housing unit. There was an one on one inmate fight with a weapon involved. One inmate was stabbed several times and was taken to an outside hospital with life threatening injuries. There was no staff injures reported.

 

FCI- OXFORD- DECEMBER 4, 2009

Staff working in the Special Housing unit was moving an inmate from a cell to another for a 21 day move.  The inmate being moved was restrained behind his back with hand restraints.  The inmate in the other cell had restraints applied behind his back to allow the moving inmate to be placed in the cell.  The inmate that occupied this cell was uncuffed first.  When this occurred the inmate immediately began punching the inmate that was moving into the cell.  Staff entered the cell and restrained the inmate placing him back in handcuffs.  Both inmates examined by medical staff with minor injuries. There was no staff injuries reported.

 

USP- CANAAN- DECEMBER 3, 2009

At 3:20 p.m., a body alarm was announced in the housing unit. There was an inmate fight involving a weapon. One inmate was stabbed several times. There was no staff injuries reported.

**At 3:37 p.m., a call for assistance was made in the food service area. There was an inmate fight with no weapons involved. There was no staff injuries reported.

 

FCC- TERRE HAUTE- DECEMBER 3, 2009

Multiple inmates were involved in an assault on other inmates in a housing unit at the USP.  The assault victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment of multiple lacerations to his head.  The USP was placed on lockdown.  The lockdown was lifted on December 4, 2009.

 

FCC- COLEMAN USP 1- DECEMBER 2, 2009

At 3:16 p.m., staff called for assistance in J-unit after observing two inmates assault another inmate with closed fist punches in J-1 unit counselor office. Responding staff separated the inmate and one inmate was observed with several puncture wounds and was air lifted to ORMC, he is currently on life support.

**At 3:29 p.m., control announced a body alarm in K Unit. Staff observed two inmates squaring off with weapons in hand in combative stand. Responding staff came and operations Lieutenantsprayed the unit with OC spray to maintain control of the unit. When the spray was used all inmates complied with orders. Staff confiscated two homemade weapons from the inmates. One inmate had several seizures and was escorted to the local hospital. USP-1 was locked down on December 3 and resumed normal operations on December 4.

 

FCC- FORREST CITY- MEDIUM- DECEMBER 2, 2009

At approximately 9am, staff was called for medical assistance in the UNICOR factory with a bleeding inmate. Once staff was there, it was discovered that it was an inmate on inmate fight with weapons and one inmate was slashed in the arm with a box cutter and sent to an outside hospital for emergency treatment. UNICOR was placed on lock down for the rest of the day and the two other inmates were sent to SHU. There was no staff injures reported.

 

USP- BIG SANDY- NOVEMBER 29, 2009

Between 2:00 and 3:00pm, three officers were beaten down by several inmates. The three officers were pat searching inmates when 2 inmates turned and started assaulting the three officers, while other inmates joined in. The three officers were transported to a local hospital with concussions. One officer was transported to a trauma center in West Virginia looking to have reconstructive surgery on his facial area’s that were broken. Two of the inmates were transported to another facility. U.S.P. Big Sandy is locked down at this time.

 

FCI- GILMER- NOVEMEBR 29, 2009

At approximately 12:30p.m., 40 to 50 gang related inmates went on the recreation yard.  Several commands were made from the mobiles to get on the ground. The commands failed and a warning shot was fired.  Inmates then complied and got on the ground.  At the time there were several hundred inmates on the recreation yard.  None of the other inmates were involved.  Staff flexed the inmates (those involved or thought to have been) without any further incidents.  Staff escorted some of the inmates to SHU. The institution was placed on lock down status.  There were no reports of any staff being injured.

 

MCFP- SPRINGFIELD- NOVEMBER 28, 2009

At approximately 5:19a.m., an inmate became insolent toward the nurse and began calling her names.  The inmate then threw his eye dropper bottle through the food slot, striking the nurse in the right foot.  Neither the nurse nor the inmate were injured.

 

FCI- YAZOO- NOVEMBER 25, 2009

A cook supervisor was assaulted at the medium institution by an inmate. The Inmate threw a tray at the cook supervisor striking him in the back.

 

FCC- COLEMAN USP II- NOVEMBER 23, 2009

Two officers were assaulted by an inmate during mainline. The officer had given the inmate a direct order to leave the West Corridor area. The inmate refused to leave and began to unbutton his shirt in her presence. The other officer gave the inmate a direct order to submit to a pat search. The inmate refused and hit the officer. The two officers placed the inmate on the floor to restrain the inmate. One officer suffered a possible broken left arm with lacerations to the forehead and bruises. The other officer suffered injuries to both knees and her right wrist.  This inmate has a history of violence and had just arrived to Coleman two days prior to this event.    

 

FCC- TERRE HAUTE- NOVEMBER 22, 2009

A fight occurred in the dining room involving gang related inmates. A less lethal (sting ball grenade) was used to restore order. The institution wasplaced on lockdown status.  The lockdown was lifted on November 25, 2009. 

 

FCI- SHERIDAN- NOVEMBER 21, 2009

At 3:43p.m, while removing handcuffs from an inmate in SHU, the inmate turned around junking the handcuff back into the cell.  His action caused the officer’s left hand to hit the food trip frame.  The officer was checked out by medical and there was no noticeable injury to the hand.
 
 

FCC- TERRE HAUTE- NOVEMBER 21, 2009

A fight occurred in the housing unit involving three inmates.  The institution was placed on lockdown status.

 

FCI Beaumont Medium-November 21, 2009

At approximately 7:05a.m. a fight in a housing unit was called via radio.  One inmate was assaulted by several inmates with a weapon.  The victim received at least 1 stab wound, and was transported to an outside hospital.
 
At approximately 7:15a.m. another fight was called via radio in a different housing unit.  Several inmates assaulted 1 inmate.  This inmate also sustained a stab wound.  The institution was placed on lockdown immediately following the second assault.

 

MCFP- SPRINGFIELD- NOVEMEBER 17, 2009

On the evening watch shift, an inmate came to the officer's station with a homemade shank.  He told the female officer that if she set off the body alarm, he would cut her.  She was able to tell concerned staff checking on her, what was going on.  The Lt. was eventually able to talk the inmate into giving himself up.  Neither the staff member nor inmate was injured. 

 

USP- HAZELTON- NOVEMBER 15, 2009

At 6:20p.m., an inmate in SHU threw a food tray and hot liquids at an officer.

 

FCI- LEXINGTON- NOVEMBER 15, 2009

At approximately 7:52pm, control announced a body alarm on a housing unit.  Staff responded and found 7 Inmates assaulting 3 inmates. There were no staff injuries to be reported. Two inmates were taken to the outside hospital and returned to the institution later that night.  Eighteen inmates were placed in SHU pending investigation.  The incident is thought to be Gang related.

 

USP- HAZELTON- NOVEMBER 12, 2009

At 9:00 a.m., an inmate in SHU threw feces on an officer.

 

USP- TERRE HAUTE- NOVEMBER 10, 2009

At 7:10 a.m., an inmate assaulted a staff member in a housing unit, by throwing an unknown hot liquid (heated in unit microwave) on him.  The staff member suffered burns to his right torso, right arm, and the right side of his neck.  The staff member was treated at a local hospital.  The inmate was transferred to another facility.  The housing unit was locked down, but the rest of the compound remained open. 

 

USP- HAZELTON- NOVEMBER 7, 2009

At 6:45 p.m., a female officer was fondled by an inmate in SHU.

 

USP- TERRE HAUTE- NOVEMBER 7. 2009

Three inmates became disruptive in the corridor, refusing to comply with staff. The housing unit was placed on lockdown status.

 

USP- TERRE HAUTE- NOVEMBER 5, 2009

A fight broke out in the housing unit. Two inmates with weapons were involved. There were no significant injuries to report.

 

USP- POLLOCK- NOVEMBER 4, 2009

An officer was stabbed with a plastic shank in SHU (Special Housing Unit). The inmate slipped off his cuffs and once on the range he stabbed the officer in the neck and then twice in the left arm as the officer attempt to block the inmates additional attempts to stab him.  The officer was treated and released. The inmate then turned away and ran back down range before being restrained.

 

USP- HAZELTON- NOVEMBER 4, 2009

At 9:15 a.m., an inmate in SHU threw feces on an officer.

 

USP- TERRE HAUTE- NOVEMBER 3, 2009

A fight broke out in a cell in SHU involving two inmates. 

 

USP- HAZELTON- NOVEMBER 3, 2009

At 8:30 a.m., an inmate in SHU threw an unknown liquid substance at an officer.
 
**At 8:35 a.m., another inmate threw an unknown liquid substance at an officer.
 
***At 1:00 p.m., an inmate in SHU threw an apple at an officer stricking him the head.
 
**** At 1:00 p.m. another inmate in SHU threw an unknown liquid substance at an officer.

 

USP- LEWISBURG- NOVEMBER 1, 2009

An officer was assaulted this morning on E-Block while escorting inmates out to the recreation yard.  The inmate slipped off his cuffs after he was restrained and obtained a homemade weapon. When the cell door was open, the cellmate charged out restrained against staff. The unrestrained inmate came out on the range and stabbed officer twice in the back, and slashed him across the front twice.  Responding staff controlled the situation. One officer injured his ribs during the assault.  Another officer was slashed a couple of times on his arm superficially, and the last officer twisted his knee.  All four staff was sent to the local hospital.
 

 

USP- HAZELTON- NOVEMBER 1, 2009

At 2:50p.m., an inamte in SHU spit in an officer's face.

 

USP- BIG SANDY- NOVEMBER 1, 2009

At 6:00pm, control announced that a fight was in progress in Inside recreation yard with multiple inmates an weapons involved. Five inmates were assaulting 1 Inmate with a homemade weapon (Shank) while beating him. Responding staff broke up the assault with no injuries to staff. The assaulted inmate was transported to a local hospital by ambulance and the other inmates involved were sent to SHU.

 

USP- HAZELTON- OCTOBER 31, 2009

At 8:08 p.m., an inmate spit in an officer's face.

 

USP- HAZELTON- OCTOBER 25, 2009

At 7:15 p.m., an inmate in SHU threw a food tray at an officer stricking him in the torso.

 

FCI- OTISVILLE- OCTOBER 29, 2009

At 10:45a.m., a staff member stated that they was a fight on the compound in front of a unit. Two inmates were fighting with each other. Responding staff used inmate force to restrain the inmates. Both inmates had minor injuries from the fight. The responding staff did not report any injuries.

 

FDC- MIAMI- OCTOBER 26, 2009

An officer was attacked by an inmate. The Officer was attacked while
attempting to restrain the inmate. The officer along with the Lieutenant and another officer were attempting to move the inmate from a holding cell. While struggling with the inmate he scratched one officer in the face area and bit his finger.

 

USP- LEWISBURG- OCTOBER 26, 2009

An officer was stabbed with an approximately four foot spear type weapon made out of rolled up newspapers/magazines with a metal spear tip tied in place with dental floss. The inmates tried to stab him twice, got him three or four inches below his groin on the inside of his left thigh, which is the concern about the femoral artery. The institution is locked down. 

 

USP CANAAN- OCTOBER 26, 2009

At 8:10a.m., the unit officer ordered an inmate through the metal detector, when he could not clear it, the officer ordered him into his office.  Once there the inmate became verbally aggressive, as the officer attempted to calm the inmate down, the inmate became even   louder and took up a combative stance.  The officer hit his body alarm at which time the inmate began to punch the officer in the head.  The officer took the inmate to the ground, the inmate continued to punch the officer until help arrived.  The officer was transported to the emergency roomat a local outside hospital where he is being treated for a contusion to the face and a laceration to the neck. The institution was not placed on lockdown status.

 

USP- HAZELTON- OCTOBER 25, 2009

At 9:30 a.m., an inmate threw feces on an officer.

 

USP- BIG SANDY- OCTOBER 22, 2009

At 2:30 P.M. the Tower # 7 officer's announced a fight on the recreation yard with weapon's involved.  The Tower # 7 officer then fired 2 fin stabilizer rounds and 2 muzzle blast round's in an attempt to stop the fight.  The other tower seven officer fired 1 m-16 round in the sand box and 2 additional round's striking the inmate in the abdomen area shattering his pelvis.  The fight was not gang related and both inmates were transported to the local hospital.  The inmate that was shot was housed at the local hospital until Saturday he expired at or around 10:30 A.M. that morning.  The institution was placed on lock-down status throughout the weekend and returned to normal operations on Tuesday morning.

 

FCI- OTISVILLE- OCTOBER 20, 2009

At 8:35 a.m. while staff were conducting a pat search on an inmate. The inmate struck the officer in the face and then ran into a housing unit. The officer called for assistance and the responding staff chased the inmate into the housing unit. The inmate was trying to hold the cell door closed while he was trying to flush something in the toilet. The responding staff used immediate force to subdue the inmate. The two staff that restrained the inmate received minor injuries.

 

FCC- TERRE HAUTE- OCTOBER 21, 2009

Two inmates assaulted another inmate in a housing unit at the USP.  One inmate held the cell door closed, while the other inmate repeatedly stabbed the inmate in the cell.  The inmate was transported to the local hospital, where he underwent surgery for multiple stab wounds and a collapsed lung.  The two assailants were placed in the SHU. 

 

FCC- TERRE HAUTE- OCTOBER 16, 2009

At approximately 2:30 p.m., a staff member was assaulted in the corridor of the USP.  The officer was shaking down an inmate and felt something hidden in his waistband.  The inmate slapped the officer's hand away, and the officer, unsure of the inmate's intentions and suspecting he may have had a weapon, pushed the inmate away.  The inmate then struck the officer in the forehead with a closed fist, causing a laceration to his forehead.  Other staff arrived and restrained the inmate.  The officer was transported to a local hospital via ambulance, treated and released.  The inmate was transported to another facility.

 

FCC- COLEMAN USP 2- OCTOBER 15, 2009

At approximately 7:30p.m., an officer was responding to an inmate fight. When the officer arrived, one of the inmates jumped on the officer and assaulted him. The officer suffered a mild concussion and is out of work indefinitely.

 

FCC- COLEMAN- USP 1- October 14, 2009

An inmate assaulted an officer who reported him for not taking his meds. The officer suffered a bruised face and lacerations on his neck. The institution was placed on lock down status.

 

USP- HAZELTON- OCTOBER 13, 2009

At 3:05 p.m., an officer was removing hand restraints off of an inmate, when the inmate pulled the officer through the food slot causing lacerations to the officer's hand.

 

USP- HAZELTON- OCTOBER 10, 2009

At 5:50 p.m., an inmate punched an officer in the eye, knocking him down. The inmate then kicked the officer several times while he was down. Another inmate intervened, giving the officer time to get away. 

 

USP- CANAAN- OCTOBER 9, 2009

At 3:00p.m., a call for assistance was made in the housing unit. Three inmates’ assaulted one inmate with a weapon. One staff was injured and one inmate was taken to an outside hospital.

 

USP- CANAAN- OCTOBER 8, 2009

A call for assistance was announced at 10:26 am. An inmate assaulted staff by punching him in the face several times. The staff member was medically examined. The inmate was placed in Special Housing Unit. The unit was placed on lock down.

 

USP- CANAAN- OCTOBER 7, 2009

A call for assistance was announced at 8:32 am from the Housing Unit. Two inmates were fighting in the cell. One inmate was taken to the outside hospital. There was no staff injuries reported.

**A call for assistance was announced at 5:58 pm in the Housing Unit. An inmate was being pat searched and ran from the officer. The inmate was found to have a homemade hypodermic needle. The inmate was placed in the Special Housing Unit. There was no staff injuries reported.

 

FCC- COLEMAN USP 1- OCTOBER 4, 2009

An officer responded to a fight in I unit, two officers were hurt, one officer suffered from a broken rib.

 

FMC- LEXINGTON- OCTOBER 2, 2009

At approximately 6:30p.m., control announced a body alarm in one of the food service dining rooms. Staff responded and found two inmates fighting. The inmates were taken to SHU.  One of the inmates had a swollen right eye. There was no staff were injured.

 

USP- HAZELTON- OCTOBER 1, 2009

At 7:35 a.m., an inmate threw a milk carton stricking an officer with an unknown liquid substance.

 

MCFP- SPRINGFIELD- SEPTEMBER 30, 2009

At approximately 7:10am, one of the unit officers applied hand restraints in the front to an inmate to take him out of his cell.  The hand restraints were applied in front because of the security box attached to his food slot which only allows the inmate to be handcuffed in front.  As the officer was opening the cell door, the inmate pushed the door open and threw an unknown liquid on the officer, striking him in the face and body.  The inmate then attempted to strike the officer in the face with a closed fist.  The inmate was placed on the bed by the officer and two other unit officers came to assist in gaining control of the inmate since the inmate continued to combative.  The Lt was notified and the inmate was secured back in his cell.  Neither the inmate or officer was injured.

 

MCFP- SPRINGFIELD- SEPTEMBER 28, 2009

At approximately 12:49pm, one of the unit officers was giving an inmate some clothes when the inmate struck the officer in the face/nose area with his fist.  The inmate was placed on the floor to control him and hand restraints were applied.  The inmate was taken to a lock unit.  Neither the staff or inmate were injured.

 

FCI- TUCSON- SEPTEMBER 27, 2009

A fight broke out in the dining hall during the lunch meal. The institution was placed on lockdown.

 

USP- BIG SANDY- SPETEMBER 26, 2009

At 11:58a.m., approximately 50 inmates began fighting between Corridor#1 and Corridor#2, Mainline was going on and approximately 50 more gang related inmates came pouring out of Food Service to join in on the fight.  There were numerous weapons used in the fight as this fight lasted for quite a while with sting balls, pepper ball guns along with other lethal munitions were used to gain control of the fight. Several inmates were injured. One inmate was transported to a local hospital with 15 stab wounds. He was treated and brought back to the institution. One (1) staff member was taken to the
local hospital with a stab wound to his hand, a possible broken elbow and bulging disks in his back, He was transported by ambulance to a trauma center in West Virginia were his injuries are being treated. Other staff received bruises but otherwise, they are doing okay. The  U.S.P. Big Sandy is locked down until future notice.

 

USP- HAZELTON- SEPTEMBER 23, 2009

An inmate spilt in an officer's face in SHU.

 

FCI- MCKEAN- SEPTEMBER 23, 2009

At approximately 2:45 pm a large group of inmates, estimated between 250 to 300, started fighting on the recreation yard. One group of inmates started assaulting another group of inmates with pool sticks, reel lawnmowers, rocks and whatever else was available. Six inmates were taken to the outside hospital in five responding ambulances with a various degree of injuries. This disturbance escalated after an inmate fight between rival gangs that occurred at noon meal in the food service dept. Due to the professionalism and training of the responding staff this disturbance was brought under
control in 3 ½ minutes. Inmates were throwing rocks and chunks of concrete at the responding staff members. There was no staff injuries reported.  Also, non lethal devices were utilized to quell this disturbance.

 

USP- CANAAN- SEPTEMBER 23, 2009

At 12:15p.m., a body alarm was announced in a Housing Unit. Two inmates were fighting one on one with a weapon involved. One inmate was assaulting the other inmate with a broom handle. Both inmates were medically assist and were placed in the Special Housing Unit. There were no staff injuries to report.
**At approximately 12:40pm, an immediate use of force had been used in LT Office during a pat search of an inmate. The inmate tried to assault the staff during the routine pat search at which time staff took control of the inmate by placing him on the floor and restraining the inmate. The inmate was medically assist and then placed in the Special Housing Unit. There were no staff injuries to report.

***At 12:45pm, a call for assistance was made in the Special Housing Unit due to a fight in SHU cell of one on one. There were no staff injuries to report.

 

USP- HAZELTON- SEPTEMEBR 21, 2009

An inmate spit in an officer's face.

 

FCC- FORREST CITY MEDIUM- SEPTEMBER 21, 2009

While escorting inmates from the bus into the institution, one inmate attempted to head butt another inmate in the front lobby. All bus inmates were placed onto the ground and the two were separated and assessed in medical. While taking the restraints off the new bus inmates in R&D, one inmate started assaulting another, both inmates were placed onto the ground by responding staff. There was no staff injuries reported. All four disruptive inmates placed into SHU.

 

USP- BIG SANDY- SEPTEMBER 20, 2009

At 5:50pm, a staff needs assistance call was announced in A Corridor. Two inmates came out of a Housing Unit and began fighting. Responding staff broke up the fight. There were no staff injuries to report.

 

USP- LEAVENWORTH- SEPTEMBER 19, 2009

An Unit officer was breaking up a loud card game when an inmate began to assault the officer. The officer was hit numerous times in the head. The officer was able to get away and call for assistance. Additional staff arrived and the assaulter was taken to SHU. During an interview with a SIS assaulter, he stated he had a shank on him at the time and was going to stab the officer if he could have gotten to it. The officer was assessed by on duty medical staff he drove himself to the hospital. The inmate has been transferred to another institution.

 

USP- BIG SANDY- SEPTEMBER 18, 2009

At 9:52a.m., a staff needs assistance call was announced in A Corridor. An Inmate was stopped to be pat searched and began to run. Staff proceeded to catch the inmate in which he threw a group bags on the floor and four other inmates tried to hide the bags but were caught. There were six bags of marijuana confiscated and four inmates went to Special Housing Unit and one inmate to dry cell. There were no staff injuries to report.

 

USP- HAZELTON- SEPTEMEBR 17, 2009

An inmate used a shampoo bottle to squirt liquid/ feces into an officer's face in SHU.

 

USP- BIG SANDY- SEPTEMBER 17, 2009

At 7:54p.m., a fight was called out by a Housing Unit Officer. Two inmates were assaulting one inmate with a weapon. Responding staff broke up the assault and the inmates were medically assessed and sent to Special Housing Unit. There wereno staff injuries to report.

 

FCI- LEXINGTON- SEPTEMBER 17, 2009

At approximately 11:47 a.m., a unit fire alarm was activated.   After further inspection of the 3rd floor, two cells were on fire.  The beds in these cells had been set on fire. The housing unit officer and other responding staff continued to evacuate the unit and extinguished the fire.  The institution was recalled and an emergency count was initiated. Two officers were taken to the local hospital due to smoke inhalation.  Both staff members were released from the local hospital later that evening.  As a result of the mass interviews, seven inmates were sent to SHU. The institution went to normal operations after the 4pm count cleared.

 

FCI- LEXINGTON- SEPTEMBER 16, 2009

At approximately 5:35p.m., control announced a body alarm was activated in a housing unit. There were two inmates fighting.  There were no staff injuries to report. The inmates were placed in SHU.

 

USP- HAZELTON- SEPTEMBER 15, 2009

At approximately 8:45p.m., several inmates refused to return to the Chapel from the Dining Hall after the ceremonial meal as instructed.  There were 35-40 inmates grouped in the Corridor by the Lieutenants office, as well as outside of the Corridor on the compound.  At about 9:15 PM the inmates finally dispersed when they were told that they could return to their housing units. There was no disciplinary action was taken. One officer received a cut under his eye while responding to the fight.

 

USP- HAZELTON- SEPTEMBER 13, 2009

An inmate threw a food tray and an unknown liquid substance at an officer in SHU.

 

FCC- TERRE HAUTE- SEPTEMBER 11, 2009

An inmate, who was being examined in the Health Services Department,  attacked a Physician's Assistant (PA), punching and kicking her several times.  He also punched a doctor who came to her assistance.  The PA was hospitilized for treatment of her injuries.  The inmate was transferred to another facility.

 

FCC- COLEMAN USP 2- SEPTEMBER 10, 2009

At approximately 9:09 pm while performing duties as Compound #1 Officer, the Body Alarm of the Unit Officer in H-2 was activated.  Upon arrival inside the Unit where two inmates were assaulting one inmate. The inmate was getting assaulted with the plastic chair, being kicked and punched with closed fist. Once all the inmates in the housing unit were secured in their assigned cells, staff handcuffed the inmates that were involved in the assault. Staff then escorted  the inmate to the Lieutenant’s Office, then to Health Services to be medically accessed and finally to the Special Housing Unit with no further incident.

 

USP- HAZELTON- SEPTEMBER 10, 2009

An inmate threw a food tray and struck the officer with it.

 

USP- LEE- SEPTEMBER 9, 2009

At approximately 8:30p.m., a fight occurred on the recreation yard. One staff member sustained a stab wound to the arm and had to receive stitches at the local hospital.  Another staff member received bruises and scrapes. Two inmates were sent to the local hospital also. Approximately 30 inmates were involved 20 of the inmates were locked up.  The fight was gang related and also involved alcohol. Two weapons and one belt with a lock were found.  The institution is currently on lock down status and is in the process of interviews and upper body checks. 

 

FCI- WILLIAMSBURG- SEPTEMBER 9, 2009

At approximately 8:2p.m., an inmate was suspected to be in possession of hard contraband. A staff member was ordered to search the inmate and his area. After the search the inmate was ordered back into his cell. The inmate refused this order by aggressively charging towards staff and attempting to shove staff members out of the way in order to get to the toilet to flush suspected evidence. The inmate was placed on the floor and he refused staff orders .  The inmate continued to struggle as the restraints were applied resulting in staff injuries in which one officer received an abrasion on his left forearm and the other strained his left ankle.  Staff then pulled 2 cigarettes from the toilet that the inmate had attempted to flush.  Upon a further search of the inmate seven small packets containing a leafy green substance suspected to be marijuana was found in his boots.  The substance was tested with a positive result for marijuana.

 

FCC- COLEMAN USP 1- SEPTEMBER 6, 2009

At approximately 7:35 PM, an inmate attacked and assaulted the F-Unit officer by punching him in the face and upper torso with closed fist.  The F-Unit officer separated himself from the inmate and the inmate started striking the officer on the back area.  Responding staff secured the inmate without further incident.  The inmate was medically assessed and escorted to SHU.  The officer was medically assessed and had sustained some minor injuries.  USP-1 will remain on lockdown status until further notice.

 

FCI- BIG SPRING- SEPTEMBER 3, 2009

At approximately 5:15p.m. while making rounds in the Sunset unit, a unit manager was attempting to defuse a medical situation with a diabetic inmate. The inmate became aggressive and loud toward the staff member. After several minuets the inmate lashed out at the staff striking him with closed fists, in the head and face. The inmate was subdued by the staff along with responding staff and escorted to special housing. The staff member sustained minor abrasions to his head and face , but was otherwise unhurt. 

 

MCFP- SPRINGFIELD- SEPTEMBER 3, 2009

At approximately 7:20a.m., an inmate attempted to throw his food tray out of his food slot on the officer.  A portion of the contents of the food tray struck the officer in the left leg.  Neither the inmate or officer were injured.
 

 

FCI- OTISVILLE- SEPTEMBER 2, 2009

At 11:15 am a fight broke out in a unit FB . An inmate hit another inmate with a lock in a sock several times. One inmate received minor injuries to his face and body. The other inmate did not receive any injuries. There were no reported injuries from responding staff.

 

MCFP- PRINGFIELD- SEPTEMBER 1, 2009

At approximately 8:40a.m., an inmate was being taken out of his cell to be moved to another unit.  When the two officers got him out of his cell, the inmate attempted to kick one of the officers.  The inmate was taken to the floor to gain control of him.  Neither, the inmate or the officers were injured.

 

FCC- FORREST CITY MEDIUM- AUGUST 31, 2009

During the noon meal, an inmate on inmate fight occurred in the middle of the compound. Both inmates was medically assessed and placed into SHU. There were no staff injuries during this incident.

 

USP- BIG SANDY- AUGUST 31, 2009

At 2:00p.m., a fight was announced on the Recreation Yard. Three (3) inmates were assaulting one (1) inmate. The Verbal warning system was activated and responding staff contained the incident with no injuries to staff. The one (1) inmate was sent to medical with blood all over his body.

 

USP- BIG SANDY- AUGUST 30, 2009

At 11:00am, a fight was announced over the radio. Three inmates were assaulting one inmate. Responding staff stopped the assault. The inmate assaulted was taken to the local hospital with a suspected cracked skull. There were no staff injuries to report.

 

FCI- MIAMI- AUGUST 28, 2009

At approximately 8:45p.m., staff assistance was called in SHU, due to an inmate being disruptive. Staff members were trying to place the inmate into hand restraints and he would not cooperate and kept kicking at the staff. After additional staff arrived the inmate was placed on the ground and was placed in hand and leg restraints. When the staff tried to move the inmate into the cell he wouldn’t move causing the staff to have to carry him into the cell.  As the inmate was placed into the cell, a PA came to check the inmate and his restraints and he started kicking at the PA and force was again used to restrain the inmate.

 

FCI- SHERIDAN- AUGUST 28, 2009

At approximately 11:33 a.m., a body alarm was announced in Unit 2B. An officer observed approximately 15 inmates who were gathered near cells disperses as he walked toward them.  A request was made for upper body checks of all inmates in Unit 2B.  Two inmates were discovered with injuries consistent to a fight. Both inmates were medically assessed and placed in the Special Housing Unit. Mass interviews were conducted and it was determined there was a physical altercation between the two inmates.  Several witnesses observed a group of gang member inmates jumping into the fight. Subsequently, during the response the inmates from 2-A and 3-A refused staff orders to return to their cells and yelled obscenities at responding staff. Unit 2-A and 3-A were secured immediately.

 

**At approximately 6:06 p.m., an officer observed an inmate pass what believed to be a syringe to another inmate. The officer ordered the inmate to submit to a pat search. At this time the inmate ran and threw an object on the roof the metal shack.  When the officer attempted to take the inmate into custody the other inmate came from behind and punched the officer in the head and face.  The officer went to the ground and both inmates continued to punch and kick the officer.  Responding staff subdued the inmates and placed them in SHU. The officer received contusions and abrasions to his head and face.  The officer was medically assessed locally and sent to the hospital for precautionary treatment.  The SORT team was activated and transported both inmates to FDC SeaTac.   The Institution remains in lock down and will remain so until further notice. The assault is a active investigation with the F.B.I.

 

FCC- COLEMAN USP 2- AUGUST 27, 2009

At approximately 6:16 p.m., an inmate refused staff orders during a pat search, he became disruptive and assaulted staff.  Responding staff assisted in restraining of the inmate. The inmate was escorted to Health Services for a medical assessment.  The inmate was then placed in the Special
Housing Unit without further incident.  Both inmate and staff received minor injuries.   

 

FCC- COLEMAN USP 1- AUGUST 25, 2009

At approximately 9:20 p.m., Control Center announced a fight in front of D unit, weapons were involved.  Staff responded and
separated the two inmates involved in the incident.  A black plastic homemade weapon approximately six and three quarter inches in length was recovered from one inmate.  Both inmate's were medically assessed and one inmate was escorted to Special Housing Unit without further incident.  The other inmate was transported to an outside hospital for further treatment.  No staff members were hurt during the incident.

 

USP- HAZELTON- AUGUST 25, 2009

At 9:16a.m., a body alarm was activated for fights in A-1 (SMU) and on the recreation yard outside of the SMU.  An inmate was attacked while using the phone in SMU. Also, a gang related fight on the recreation yard involved eight inmates with weapons. At least one inmate received stab wounds during the incident. The institution was placed on lock-down until further notification.

**At 9:30 a.m., a gang-related fight occurred in the Special Unit A-1. Two gang rivals were involved in the fight. No staff was injured by inmates, but two staff was injured while responding to the fight.

 

FCC- FORREST CITY MEDIUM- AUGUST 23, 2009

On evening watch, there was an assault in the housing unit. The assaulted inmate went to the Lt' office and reported it. While the inmate was reporting the assault, there was another fight announced in the same unit. All of the inmates were intoxicated. There were no staff injuries to report. All of the inmates were sent to SHU.

 

FMC- LEXINGTON- AUGUST 22, 2009

At approximately 3:57a.m., a medical emergency was called over the radio by the Unit Officer.  A further investigation revealed an inmate on inmate assault. Both inmates was assessed by medical staff and placed in SHU.  There were no staff injuries to be reported.

 

FDC- TALLAHASSEE- AUGUST 21, 2009

At the conclusion of the noon meal, an inmate approached an officer striking him in the neck with a closed fist.  The officer was able to evade the inmate by running around the serving line and stairwell for approximately 45 seconds.  The officer activated his body alarm and made it upstairs to the office.  Responding staff restrained the inmate without incident.  The unit remains locked down until mass interviews of inmates are conducted and a determination as to appropriateness of bringing the unit up is made. The officer suffered minor injuries and is doing as well as can be expected. The inmate has been transferred to FCI Marianna and the FBI has been notified.

 

FCC- COLEMAN USP 1- AUGUST 21, 2009

At approximately 10:30 a.m., SHU staff were escorting inmates to the Special Housing Recreation area.  Staff observed an inmate in a recreation cage laying unresponsive.  Responding staff restrained the other inmates and removed them from the recreation cage without incident.  The unresponsive inmate was escorted to Medical to be assessed for his injuries.  There was no staff were injured.
 
 

FCC- COLEMAN USP 2- AUGUST 21, 2009

At approximately 7:15 p.m., the officer in I-1 Unit announced he had an inmate in his unit cutting himself.  The inmate was sitting on the toilet cutting himself with a razor blade.  The inmate refused several staff orders to put the razor blade down and submit to restraints.  Chemicals were administered and the inmate complied within a few seconds and submitted to restraints.  The inmate was escorted to Health Services for a medical assessment.  No staff members were injured during the incident.

 

FCI- VICTORVILLE- AUGUST 19, 2009

A federal prison inmate was killed as a result of a fight between the victim and another prisoner, officials confirmed on Wednesday.

The victim, whose name has not been released, was involved in a fight on Sunday night with one other inmate, said Chuck Ringwood, spokesman for the Federal Correctional Institution in Victorville. The man died early Monday morning at a local hospital.
 

The manner of his death was not divulged, and the federal prison has been on lockdown since the fight.
 

“We believe this was an isolated incident,” Ringwood said. “We are gathering intelligence to try to figure out what led to the fight.”
 

Officials do not attribute this killing to anything that occurred at the California Institution for Men in Chino.
 

The FBI is currently investigating the incident.

 
FCI- MIAMI CAMP- AUGUST 17, 2009
 
An Inmate from the FPC assaulted  the Camp Officer during Day Watch.

 

USP- HAZELTON- AUGUST 16, 2009

At 9:05 p.m., an officer was searching a cell, when an inmate entered the cell and began punching the officer and wrestling with him.  This was apparently done to keep the officer from finding the knives that the inmate was manufacturing in the cell.

 

FCC- COLEMAN USP 2- AUGUST 16, 2009

At approximately 3:50 p.m. a fight was announced on the Recreation Yard in the Special Housing Unit.  Staff observed four (4) inmates fighting.  The inmates were ordered to stop fighting, but they did not comply.  As responding staff entered the recreation cage, the inmates stopped fighting and submitted to hand restraints.  All inmates involved were medically assessed and secured in their assigned cells without further incident.  No staff were injured during the incident.

 

USP- LEWISBURG- AUGUST 14, 2009

At approximately 6:30 p.m., special housing unit staff requested assistance for a cell fight. Upon arrival of the operations lieutenant one inmate took and unknown item and flushed it down the toilet. The other inmate was bleeding profusely and had injuries consistent with a weapon involved. Both inmates refused to come to the door the Lieutenant then dispensed approximately eight rounds from the pepper ball launcher into the cell. The Lieutenant again requested the inmates to cuff up with negative results so the Lieutenant introduced approximately eight more rounds and both inmates then submitted to hand restraints. Inmate received numerous lacerations to his face and mid section requiring him to be transported via ambulance to outside local hospital.

 

USP- LEWISBURG- AUGUST 13, 2009

At approximately 8:28 a.m., the G Block Recreation Officer called for assistance via radio when he observed 3 inmates assaulting another inmate with their fists and feet in the inside recreation cage.  The inmates were ordered to stop and refused.  The Lieutenant dispersed several rounds from the pepper ball launcher in an attempt to stop the assault.  All inmates refused to submit to hand restraints by walking to the back of the recreation cage and turning their backs to staff.  Several more pepper ball rounds were dispersed at the inmates refusing to submit to hand restraints.  Once the inmates submitted to hand restraints, responding staff entered the cage and escorted the inmates to the shower area where they were decontaminated, medically assessed, and returned to their cells.  One staff member sustained an injury to his left knee while responding to the incident and the inmates sustained minor injuries.

**At 4:45 p.m., the G Block Officer called for assistance via radio when he observed 2 inmates engaged in a physical altercation.  The inmates were ordered to stop and refused.  The Lieutenant dispersed approximately 16 rounds from the pepper ball launcher into the cell in an attempt to stop the altercation.  Both inmates refused to cease their actions and submit to hand restraints.  The Captain then dispersed two, two second bursts of OC into the cell using an MK 9.  During the altercation, a 6 inch plastic weapon was kicked under the cell door as they continued to fight.  The inmates ultimately submitted to hand restraints.  Responding staff entered the cell and escorted the inmates to the shower area where they were decontaminated and medically assessed.  During the search of inmates staff found a razor blade concealed inside his mouth of one of the inmates.  Both inmates were placed into ambulatory restraints without incident.
 

 

MCFP- SPRINGFIELD- AUGUST 12, 2009

At approximately 11:00 a.m., two inmates got into a verbal altercation.  One inmate then punched the other inmate.  The inmate that got punched put the assaulting inmate in a headlock and proceded to punch him numerous times in the head and facial area.  The assaulting inmate received a skull fracture and bleeding on the brain. 
 

 

FCI- PEKIN- AUGUST 12, 2009

At approximately 11:52 a.m., an inmate got angry at the officer for questioning what was in his hand.  The inmate then told the staff member to do her job and give him his education pass. The staff member then instructed him to leave her office and he threatened her by saying "Start talking crazy to me and see what happens."  She gave him a direct order to report to the Lt and tell him what was going to happen to her. That is when the inmate hit her with a partially closed fist on the left side of her face and walked away.  At that time, the officer activated her body alarm and exited the unit. She was seen by institutional staff as well as the local emergency room staff.  She returned to work to write an incident report on the inmate.  The institution is currently on lockdown without a tentative date for coming off.

 

USP- LEWISBURG- AUGUST 12, 2009

At approximately 8:10 a.m., the Z Block first floor Officer called for assistance when he observed 2 inmates striking each other with closed fists in a cell. Both inmates were ordered to stop fighting, complied, and were placed in hand restraints.  They were removed from the cell and placed in separate holding cages where they continued to be disruptive. At 9:40 a.m. a use of force team was assembled and confrontation avoidance initiated with positive results. Inmates were removed from the holding cages, placed in ambulatory restraints, and placed in separate cells without incident.  No staff or inmate injuries were reported.

**At 6:30 p.m., an inmate reported to the G-block officer that his cell-mate had sexually assaulted him.  The inmate stated the other inmate held a razor to his neck and forcefully sexually assaulted him.  The inmate was transported to an outside hospital for medical evaluation.  The FBI has been notified and an investigation is ongoing.

 

FCC- VICTORVILLE- AUGUST 11, 2009

An inmate fight involving weapons occurred in the recreation cage in SHU. One inmate received a broken jaw. The other inmate received a couple of lacerations from a razor blade. There were no staff injuries to report.

 

FCI- EDGEFIELD- AUGUST 11, 2009

A gang related fight occurred on the recreation yard of the institution. The fight included 19 inmates on 9 inmates. A total of four inmates were severely injured. Two of the inmates were air-lifted to the hospital and the other two were transported by an ambulance. One inmate is in critical condition and is not expected to make it. The institution was placed on lock-down status until further notice. There were no staff injuries to report.

 

FCI- LORETTO- AUGUST 11, 2009

A female staff member was assaulted in our Special housing unit. The inmate threw a food tray at her striking her in the leg.

 

USP- LEWISBURG- AUGUST 10, 2009

At approximately 8:05 a.m., an inmate was placed in hand restraints in a cell of Z Block, to be escorted to recreation. As soon as hand restraints were applied, his cell mate began assaulting him with closed fist punches to the upper torso. The escorting officer called for assistance via radio and ordered the inmate to submit to hand restraints. The inmate  complied with the order and both inmates were escorted from the cell to holding cages. Medical assessments were completed.
**At 1:00 p.m., an inmate refused to accept his cell mate, back into their assigned cell in J-Block.  The cell mate also refused to go back into the cell and would not surrender his hand restraints.  The Warden authorized a Use of Force team be assembled and confrontation avoidance was initiated.  Confrontation Avoidance proved ineffective with the inmate, and the Lieutenant dispersed three, two second bursts with an MK-09 streamer into the cell with no effect.  The Lieutenant then dispersed approximately two ten round bursts using the pepper ball launcher with no effect.  The use of force team entered the cell and restrained the inmate.  The inmate was decontaminated and both inmates were placed into ambulatory restraints and placed in a cell approximately 2:15 p.m.

***At 1:10 p.m., the G Block Officers were escorting 2 inmates to the third floor shower when one attempted to pull away from the escorting officer and struck him with his left shoulder.  An immediate use of force was utilized to take the inmate to the floor to gain control of the inmate.  The other inmate then attempted to pull away from the other escorting officer and was placed against the wall. Both inmates were escorted to holding cells, where they continued their disruptive behavior.  At 2:40 p.m., a use of force team was assembled and confrontation avoidance was initiated.  Confrontation avoidance was effective and the inmates were each placed into ambulatory restraints without further incident.  No injuries were sustained by staff or inmate.

 

USP- BIG SANDY- AUGUST 10, 2009

At 1:00pm, a fight occurred in the C-3 unit. Two inmates were involved in the fight.  
 
** At 2:15pm a standoff between two gang rival groups occured on the recreation yard. A total of 40-50 inmates were involved. Tower 7 staff immediately activated the warning system and an emergency recall was conducted without any  further incidents. U.S.P. Big Sandy is on lockdown status at this time.

 

FCC- FORREST CITY MEDIUM- AUGUST 10, 2009

An inmate on inmate fight occurred in SHU. Both inmates were placed in restraints and medically assessed for injuries. There were no staff injuries to report.
 

 

USP- LEE- AUGUST 9, 2009

Three gang related fights occured at the institution. The institution was placed on lockdown status. There were no staff injuries to report.
 
 

USP- LEWISBURG- AUGUST 8, 2009

At approximately 1:50 p.m., an inmate was placed in a cell on G-Block with another inmate.  Once staff removed the first inmates hand restraints, he barricaded the cell door with a mattress and was observed with a razor blade in his hand.  The inmate physically grabbed the other inmate and held him as a hostage.  The Lieutenant dispersed one two second burst of OC into the cell utilizing an MK-21 and inmate first ran to the back of the cell.  As staff opened the food slot to restrain the inmates, the inmate lunged towards the other inmate and the Lieutenant dispersed four pepperball rounds, striking the inmate in his body.  The inmate then pulled a mattress over his body and five more pepperball rounds were dispersed into the cell close to where the inmate was sitting.  The inmate subsequently submitted to hand restraints and both inmates were decontaminated for exposure to chemical agents. 

 

FCC- COLEMAN USP 2- AUGUST 8, 2009

USP-2 locked down due to a serious inmate assault inJ-2 and an unrelated fight two hours later between inmates.  The institution is in the process of conducting mass interviews with the inmates and will remain in current lockdown status pending further review.  No staff injuries were reported during either incident.

 

FMC- LEXINGTON- AUGUST 7, 2009

An inmate was stopped by an officer in the main corridor area  of the institution. The inmate refused to comply with the officers orders and started walking towards his unit. The officer followed the inmate and repeatedly ordered the inmate to stop. Another officer observed the incident and offered assistance. The inmate refused to cuff up and was taken to the floor. The  officers called for assistance and operations/activities lieutenants responded. There were no staff injuries to report.  The inmate was taken to SHU.

 

FCC- FORREST CITY- MEDIUM- AUGUST 7, 2009

An inmate assaulted another inmate in a housing unit. The victim was taken to local hospital in a coma and remains in
hospital. The other inmate was found shortly after the assault and placed into SHU. There were no staff injuries to report.

 

USP- BIG SANDY- AUGUST 7, 2009

At 9:20pm, an assault occurred on B-2 Unit. Five  inmates assaulted one inmate with weapons. The Inmate was taken
to a local Hospital and transported to a Trauma Hospital due to head injuries. No staff members was injured during this altercation.

 

FCI- MIAMI LOW- AUGUST 7, 2009

Today a staff member was grabbed by an inmate.  The staff member was not hurt.  The inmate was placed in SHU.  The FBI was notified about this incident.

 

USP- CANAAN- AUGUST 6, 2009

At approximately 10 am, a fight broke out in the Special Housing Unit Rec yard with two on one inmates. There were no staff injuries to report.

 

FCI- TUCSON- AUGUST 5, 2009

A staff assault occured.

 

FCI- TALLADEGA- AUGUST 5, 2009

At 8:41 p.m., an officer was assaulted by an inmate while escorting him from the showers. The inmate has slipped his cuffs off and hit the officer in the facial area. The officer was able to restrain the inmate until additional staff was able to respond. The inmate was then placed in hand and leg restraints and placed into his cell.

 

USP- BIG SANDY- AUGUST 5, 2009

At 7:00am, a fight broke out in the Medical Corridor between two inmates. There were no staff injuries to report.

**At 7:30am, a fight broke out on the C-4 Unit Stairwell, two inmates were involved. There were no staff injuries to report.   
                                                                       
***At 11:11am, 4 Inmates assaulted 1 inmate in the Special Housing Unit Recreation Cage with weapons. The assaulted inmate was taken to a local Hospital and transferred to the Trauma Hospital. There are no staff injuries to report.

 

FCC- COLEMAN USP 1- AUGUST 4, 2009

At approximately 7:00 p.m., the Special Housing Unit staff were passing out the evening meal.  When the food slot was unsecured, an inmate reached out and grabbed the officer by the arm.  The staff member pulled away from the cell and the food slot was secured without further incident.  The Officer and inmate were medically assessed with superficial injuries. The inmate remains in the Special Housing Unit pending further investigation.

 

FCC- FORREST CITY- AUGUST 4, 2009

During the evening watch shift, two inmates engaged into a
physical altercation which resulted in one inmate being sent out to a local hospital for treatment. Both inmates were placed in shu and there are no staff injures reported.

 

USP- TUCSON- AUGUST 3, 2009

Immediate use of force was used due to a staff assault.
 
 

USP- LEWISBURG- AUGUST 3, 2009

At approximately 10:10 a.m., the G Block Outside Recreation Officer called for assistance via radio when he observed 2 inmates striking each other with closed fists. The G Block Lieutenant and the Security Officer responded to the area and gave the inmates a direct order to stop fighting and submit to hand restraints, which they refused. All other inmates in the cage submitted to hand restraints and the Security Officer deployed three, two second bursts with the MK-9. The inmates still refused to stop fighting at which time the Lieutenant deployed approximately 20 rounds with the pepper ball launcher. The inmates then laid down on the floor and responding staff placed them in hand restraints. Both inmates were taken to the shower, where they were decontaminated and medical assessments completed. Inmate 1 sustained multiple round erythema’s to the back area. His injuries were treated with minor first aid. Inmate 2 sustained multiple round erythema’s to the back area. His injuries were treated with minor first aid. Both inmates were returned to their cells without further incident.

 

FCI- EL RENO- AUGUST 3, 2009

At approximately 9:40 AM, an inmate became combative with the psychologist, throwing chairs and other objects.  The psychologist activated his body alarm and staff responded.  An immediate use of force was initiated by responding staff and the inmate was placed on the ground and restrained.  Subsequently he was moved to SHU and housed in ambulatory restraints. 

 

USP- LEWISBURG- JULY 31, 2009

At approximately 6:45 p.m., 2 inmates became disruptive in a cell. Specifically, while using the phone they pulled the cord into their cell and covered the cell window. Both inmates refused several orders to remove the window cover and return the phone cord. Upon arrival by the Operations Lieutenant, the food slot was opened at which time the inmates attempted to throw an unknown brown liquid on the Lieutenant. Due to the inmates disruptive behavior, immediate use of force was utilized by the Lieutenant who dispersed 6 rounds using the pepper ball launcher and dispensed a 2 second burst of Oleoresin Capsicum with an MK-9 into the cell. Both inmates submitted to hand restraints and were removed from the cell. Both inmates were then placed into ambulatory restraints without further incident.

 

FCC- COLEMAN USP 1- JULY 30, 2009

At approximately 4:20 p.m., the A-Unit Officer observed an inmate , with injuries to his facial area.  At approximately 4:45 p.m., another inmate  was also discovered with facial injuries.  At the conclusion of interviews and completing medical assessments, it was determined both inmates were involved in a physical altercation with each other, on the recreation yard at approximately 3:00 p.m.  Both inmates were placed in the Special Housing Unit.
 

 

USP- BIG SANDY- JULY 30, 2009

 At 3:15pm, an Inmate was assaulted on B-3 stairwell by 2 other inmates with weapons. The assaulted inmate was stabbed 3 times in the face and several times in the back, that resulted in a collapsed lung. The Inmate was taken to a local hospital
and transferred to a trauma hospital. There are no staff injuries to report.
 
 

USP- HAZELTON- JULY 29, 2009

At 6:00p.m., an inmate attempted to punch the shift lieutenant but missed. The inmate ripped the pocket off of the lieutenant's shirt.

 

USP- LEWISBURG- JULY 29, 2009

At approximately 3:02 p.m., staff called for assistance on the first floor of Z unit after observing an inmate hanging from a bed sheet tied to the rear cell window bars. The cell door was opened, and responding staff lifted inmate. The officer removed the sheet that was tied around his neck. The inmate was placed on the floor and CPR was administered. Upon the arrival of medical staff, the inmate was placed on a gurney and taken to health services. Life saving techniques were continued on the inmate and he was subsequently transported to an outside hospital for further treatment. On August 3, 2009, at approximately 6:15pm, the inmate was pronounced dead as a result of his injuries.

 

USP- BIG SANDY- JULY 28, 2009

On Day Watch during mainline, a fight broke out in Corridor 1, 2 Inmates were fighting. Responding Staff broke up the fight without further incident. There were no Staff injuries to report.

**At 5:50pm, An inmate was assaulted by 2 inmates in a Housing Unit. The inmate received  a skull fracture . The Inmate was taken to a local hospital and transferred to a trauma hospital. The two Inmates were Identified and sent to SHU.

 

FCC- COLEMAN USP 2- JULY 27, 2009

At approximately 9:10 p.m., the North Corridor Officer called for assistance, when he observed two inmates striking each other about the head with closed fists on the sidewalk in front of Facilities. The inmates accepted orders from staff to stop fighting and were separated and placed in hand restraints upon the arrival of responding staff.  The inmates were medically assessed and placed in SHU pending further investigation.  No staff were injured during the incident.

 

USP- LEWISBURG- JULY 27, 2009

At approximately 2:53pm, an inmate broke the sprinkler head in B Block  causing flooding on the range. The inmate refused orders to submit to hand restraints so he could be moved into another cell. The Warden authorized for a use of force team be assembled and utilized. Confrontation avoidance was initiated with positive results. The inmate was removed from his cell, visually searched, placed in ambulatory restraints, and escorted to a different cell without further incident.
 
**At approximately 5:13 p.m., an inmate assaulted another inmate in Z Unit while one inmate was still in restraints by punching him in the face upper torso area with closed fists. The inmate refused staff orders to cease the assault and submit to hand restraints. The Activities Lieutenant dispensed (3) 2 second bursts from the MK9 O.C. dispenser into the cell. The inmate then placed himself to the ground and was unresponsive to staff orders to submit to restraints. The inmate continued to lay unresponsive on the ground, so staff entered the cell, and extracted the inmates. The assaultive inmate was placed in ambulatory restraints.

 

USP- LEWISBURG- JULY 26, 2009

At approximately 1:12 p.m., an inmate assaulted the Z-3 #1 Officer by cutting the Officer’s left thumb with a razor blade through the food tray slot of Z-block. Z-Block staff called for assistance and escorted the Officer off the range. Upon arrival of responding staff the inmate refused to relinquish the weapon and submit to hand restraints. The East Lieutenant dispensed (1) 2 second burst from the MK9 O.C. dispenser into the cell. The inmate continued to refuse to submit to hand restraints and the East Lieutenant dispensed (1) 2 second burst from the MK9 O.C. dispenser into the cell. The inmate was then observed attempting to discard the weapon inside the cell shower drain. The East Lieutenant dispensed (1) 2 second burst from the MK9 O.C. dispenser into the cell. The inmate submitted to hand restraints and was placed inside a holding cell. The Warden authorized inmate to be placed in 4-point restraints. A use of force team was assembled, removed the inmate from the holding cell, and he was decontaminated and placed in 4-point restraints. The Z-3 #1 Officer was medically assessed and found to have sustained a laceration to his left thumb requiring treatment at an outside hospital.
 
**At approximately 2:45 p.m., inmates housed in I Block covered their cell door window and barricaded the cell door, preventing staff from observing them. Staff gave them several direct orders to remove the obstruction from the cell door which they refused. A use of force team was assembled and confrontation avoidance was unsuccessful. The Lieutenant dispersed four separate two second bursts of OC with no positive effect. The Lieutenant then dispersed approximately 15 rounds using the pepperball launcher resulting in inmates submitting to hand restraints. The inmates were decontaminated, medically assessed, and placed into ambulatory restraints.
 
**At approximately 11:56 p.m., the J-Block Officer called for assistance after observing a fist fight between inmates in a cell. Upon the Operation’s Lieutenant arrival at the cell, the inmates stopped fighting and complied to the application of hand restraints.

 

USP- LEWISBURG- JULY 25, 2009

At approximately 6:00 p.m., inmates began kicking their cell door in I-Block prompting several other inmates to also kick their doors. One of the inmates refused to submit to hand restraints and the Warden authorized a use of force team to be assembled. The inmates also barricaded the cell door. Confrontation avoidance was unsuccessful and the Lieutenant introduced a 2 second burst of OC into the cell with negative results. The Lieutenant then dispersed 5 to 6 rounds from the pepperball launcher. The force cell team entered the cell and placed the inmate into ambulatory restraints without incident.
 

 

FCC- COLEMAN USP 2- JULY 24, 2009

At approximately 6:56 a.m., staff called for assistance due to a fight in the West corridor.  Staff observed two inmates striking one another with closed fists to the facial and upper body areas.  Responding staff separated both inmates and escorted them to Health Services where they were medically assessed with minor injuries. The inmates were then escorted to the
Special Housing Unit without further incident.  No staff members were injured during the incident.

 

USP- LEWISBURG- JULY 24, 2009

At approximately 6:12 p.m., the Warden authorized a use of force team to be assembled for 2 inmates who refused numerous staff orders to return their evening meal food service trays, covered their cell door windows with paper, and refused staff orders to remove the paper. One inmate stated through a hand written note that staff should bring gas and that he will "go hard." Confrontation avoidance was attempted and failed. The tray slot was opened to try and gain a view of the cell however the inmates had barricaded the door with a mattress and other items in the cell. As the team entered the cell one inmate ran at the door in attempt to exit the cell as the other inmate laid face down on the top bunk. Both inmates were placed in restraints and removed from the cell. However as inmate one was being removed from the cell, he again resisted the use of force team and one officer received a broken left wrist when the inmate landed on the officers wrist. Due to the Officer’s injury the Lieutenant assisted the team in picking up and moving the inmate without further incident to the Z block basement as the inmate refused to walk.

 

FCC- COLEMAN USP 1- JULY 23, 2009

At approximately 12:53 p.m., the Unit Officer called for assistance after observing inmates engaged in a physical altercation.  Responding staff observed both inmates throwing closed fist punches at each other.  As staff separated the two, one of inmates threw a closed fist punch striking a staff member in the chest.  Also, another staff member received an injury to his knee and was seen by medical.  The two inmates were separated and escorted to the Special Housing Unit.  

 

FCC- COLEMAN USP 1- JULY 22, 2009

At approximately 5:48 p.m., a Calculated Use of Force Team was assembled after two inmates threatened staff members and barricaded their cell with the bunk they ripped from the wall.  Confrontational avoidance was initiated and proved ineffective.  Both inmates were given direct orders to submit to restraints and refused.  Due to the inmates being barricaded, bursts of oleoresin capsicum were dispensed into the cell.  Both inmates the submitted to restraints and were removed from the cell. The inmates were physically assessed and placed in the Special Housing Unit.  Both inmates were also placed in ambulatory restraints due to their uncooperativeness.  No staff members were injured during the extraction.
 

 

USP- LEWISBURG- JULY 22, 2009

At approximately 9:44 a.m. the Tower #2 Officer called for assistance in the west side recreation area after observing a fight between inmates 1, 2, 3, 4 , and 5. Inmate 1 threw a punch at inmate 2 striking him in the face. Shortly after that the other inmates jumped in striking inmate 2. Once staff arrived, inmates 1,3,4, and 5 backed away from 2. Inmate 2 then threw several punches at inmates 1 and 3. The Operations Lieutenant disbursed several 2 second burst from the MK-9. All inmates stopped fighting and were removed from the recreation area without further incident.
 
**At approximately 11:15 a.m., the G Block 2nd Floor #2 officer called for assistance upon observing inmates 2 inmates fighting in a cell. When responding staff arrived both inmates separated, were placed in hand restraints and removed from the cell without further incident.

 

FCI- BENNETTSVILLE- JULY 22, 2009

At approximately 8:30am while feeding the morning meal 12 inmates started fighting in the dining hall. Thay were all escorted to SHU without incident and no staff injuries.
 
**At approximately 3:25pm while feeding the lunch meal a fight broke out in the B-1 housing unit. 10 inmates were involved in the incident and were escorted to the SHU without incident and no staff injuries to report.
 
***At 7:20pm while feedin the evening meal a fight broke out in C-4 unit involving 2 inmates they both were escorted to SHU without further incident and no staff injuries. The Institution is still on modified lock down inmates are allowed out in the common areas but are moved unit by unit to mainline.

 

USP- LEWISBURG- JULY 21, 2009

At approximately 10:26 am, staff called for assistance in the G unit outside recreation area after observing a fight between 3 inmate Staff observed inmate 1 walk towards inmate 2. After inmate 1 was close to inmate 2, he began assaulting inmate 2 by throwing punches, hitting inmate 2 in the facial area. Inmate 3 assisted inmate 1 by holding inmate 2 during the assault. Inmate 2 attempted to defend himself by hitting inmate 1 with closed fists. When responding staff arrived, all inmates separated.
 
**At approximately 12:29 p.m., an inmate was being placed inside a cell in G-block when he attempted to break away from escorting staff. Staff placed him on the floor and called for assistance. While staff were attempting to control the inmate on the floor, he bit the G-1 #1 Officer in the abdominal region. The Warden authorized the inmate immediate placement into 4-point restraints based on this incident, as well as his recent removal from four point and ambulatory restraints. Inmate was escorted to J-Block and placed into 4-point restraints inside the third floor restraint cell. While staff were placing the inmate in 4-point restraints he spit on the Activities Lieutenant and the G-2 #1 Officer. The G-1 #1 Officer was medically assessed and found to have sustained injuries to his abdomen, right knee, and right arm.

 

FCI- BIG SPRINGS- JULY 21, 2009

A fight occured in the dorm between one inmate and several other inmates around noon.  At about 1:30pm the same inmate was confronted by several other inmates in the VT/Facilities area and another fight occurred.  The institution was locked down and started interviews on Tuesday.  Continued lockdown on Wednesday and complete mass interviews on Wednesday.  Will stay on lockdown and shakedown tomorrow and try to resume normal ops on Friday.  There is some intel that this is not over.    
 

 

FCI- BENNETTSVILLE- JULY 21, 2009

At approximately 1:30pm we had six inmates fighting on the rec yard with no staff injuries. The institution went on modified lock down, meaning they can come out of their cells but no open movement. At 4:00pm the same day we had a cell fight between two inmates again.

 

USP- TUCSON- JULY 20, 2009

A SHU inmate committed suicide by hanging.

 

FCC- VICTORVILLE- JULY 20, 2009

A fight with weapons occured in front of 5A and then later during chow.

 

USP- CANAAN- JULY 20, 2009

At 8:10 pm a fight broke out in a housing unit were weapons were involved. One inmate was stabbed multiple times and was taken to an outside local hospital. There were no staff injuries.

 

USP- LEWISBURG- JULY 20, 2009

At approximately 2:09 p.m., the Z-Rec Officer called for assistance upon observing inmate 1 assaulting inmate 2 by striking him the face and head several times in the recreation pen. Both inmates separated upon arrival of responding staff, and submitted to hand restraints without further incident. The inmates were medically assessed.

 

USP- LEWISBURG- JULY 19, 2009

At approximately 7:46 a.m., staff called for assistance on the third floor of Z unit after observing 2 inmates involved in a physical altercation in a cell. When responding staff arrived, both inmates were given several orders to cease their actions with negative results. The food slot was opened, and the Lieutenant dispersed approximately 7 pepperball rounds at the two inmates. Inmate 1 subsequently submitted to hand restraints. Inmate 2 refused to submit to hand restraints and the Lieutenant dispersed 3 more rounds at him, prompting inmate 2 to submit to hand restraints. Both inmates were decontaminated, medically assessed, and placed into separate cells without further incident.

 

FCI- BASTROP- JULY 18, 2009

Around noon today approximately 50 to 60 inmates began fighting on the rec yard with rakes and other weapons, the outside patrol officer being concerned for the safety of the recreation officer fired a warning shot into the ground, inmates then laid down. As of this time two inmates are in the local hospital, no staff injuries reported at this time. 

 

USP- LEWISBURG- JULY 17, 2009

At approximately 10:55 a.m., Z-Block staff were escorting an inmate to a holding cell in the basement of Z-Block when he attempted to break free from the escorting officer. His actions resulted in staff placing the inmate on the ground. At approximately 12:30 p.m., the Warden authorized a Use of Force team to be assembled in order to place the inmate into ambulatory restraints.
 
**At approximately 2:30 pm, while staff were attempting to place an inmate in his cell on J-Block, he pulled away in an attempt to assault staff. Immediate use off force was utilized and the inmate was placed on the ground. The inmate was placed in the shower until a medical assessment could be conducted. As staff attempted a second time to place him in a cell, he again pulled away in an attempt to assault staff. Immediate use off force was utilized and the inmate was again placed on the ground. The inmate was returned to the shower and the Warden authorized a Use of Force team to be assembled in order to place the inmate into ambulatory restraints.
 

 

MCFP- SPRINGFIELD- JULY 17, 2009

At approximately 5:15pm an officer told an inmate in the hallway was told to pull his pants up.  The inmate turned around and struck the officer in the side of the head with his fist.  The officer received a bump on the side of his head and a swollen hand received while gaining control of the inmate.  The inmate received a few scratches on his face.  The inmate was escourted to lock up.

 

USP- LEWISBURG- JULY 16, 2009

At approximately 8:20 a.m., Z-Block recreation staff called for assistance after observing an inmate altercation in outside recreation pen. Specifically, 4 inmates assaulted a 5th inmate with their fists, feet and a homemade sharpened instrument. The weapon was passed between inmates 3 of the inmates, who stabbed the victim numerous times in the abdomen, back and legs. Due to the severity of his injuries the inmate was transported to the outside hospital for further treatment.

 

FCI- LOMPOC- JULY 15, 2009

An inmate on inmate fight occured.  There was a disrespect issue over a game of Dominos earlier in the day resulting in a physical altercation, not witnessed by staff, at approx 5 PM. At approximately 10:55 PM staff heard noises coming from the 3rd floor of A-Dorm.  They found 2 inmates fighting.  1 inmate was armed with a combo lock tied to a sock. One inmate was taken to the hospital and admitted for his injuries.  The other inmate was treated by the on call doctor and locked up in SHU.  No staff were injured.

 

USP- LEWISBURG- JULY 15, 2009

At approximately 9:58 a.m., the G-Rec #2 Officer called for assistance upon observing 5 inmates, assaulting a 6th inmate, with their hands and feet in G-Block Outside Recreation Pen #3. Upon the arrival of responding staff all inmates separated and submitted to hand restraints without further incident. All inmates were medically assessed.

 

FCI- OTISVILLIE- JULY 15, 2009

A body alarm was sounded in food service during the noon meal. A fight between 3 inmates broke out, 2 inmates attacked another inmate. All 3 inmates received minor cuts and or bruises on them. No staff were hurt responding to the incident. 
 

 

USP- LEWISBURG- JULY 14, 2009

At approximately 12:15 p.m., an inmate assaulted the B-Block #2 and B-Block #3 Officers by throwing an unknown liquid substance on them. The substance appeared, and smelled, to be a mixture of feces and urine. A use of force team was assembled with approval of the Warden, and confrontation avoidance was initiated with positive results. The inmate submitted to hand restraints, was removed from the cell and placed into ambulatory restraints.
 
**At 1:09 p.m., the Z-Rec Officer called for assistance upon observing 2 inmates engaged in a fight in the Z-Block Recreation Pen. Both inmates refused staff’s orders to separate. The Associate Warden dispensed 6-8 rounds from the Pepperball launcher into the recreation pen with positive results. Both inmates separated and submitted to hand restraints without further incident.
 
***At 4:09 p.m., the B-Block officer requested assistance on the second floor  after an inmate attempted to grab his keys when the food slot was opened. The officer was able to grab the inmate’s arm and control it until additional staff arrived. The inmate was removed from his assigned cell and moved to Z-Block. The Warden authorized to have the inmate placed into ambulatory restraints.

 

USP- HAZELTON- JULY 13, 2009

A staff was assaulted by an inmate. An inmate threw feces and urine on an officer in our A-1 step down unit. The facility is currently locked down due to drug interaction between gang members. $84,000 of heroin was confiscated by West Virginia Police in the parking lot from a visitor.

 

FCC- FORREST CITY MEDIUM- JULY 10, 2009

At approximately 5:30pm, a fight broke out in the housing unit TV Room involving 4 inmates. Other inmates attempted to get
involved in the fight requiring the Lieutenant to call for additional staff twice. A total of 5 inmates were placed into shu and the housing unit was locked down for the rest of the night. not staff injuries noted.

 

USP- ATWATER- JULY 10, 2009

A fight was announced at approximately 11:00am in unit 5-B. The Fight moved from a cell into the flats and back into the cell. It was 1 inmate on 1 inmate. The fight was over cell assignments according to one inmate. The inmates are both new to the institution and are attempting to assign their cells according to gangs. Both inmates were from different gangs but of the same race. No staff injuries were reported and it is unknown if weapons were used. But due to the nature of head injuries it appears blunt objects were used but none were recovered.

 

FCC- FORREST CITY MEDIUM- JULY 9, 2009

An assault happened in a housing unit, one inmate was sent to the local hospital and then both inmates to shu. no lock down or staff injuries.
 

 

USP- BIG SANDY- JULY 9, 2009

At 6:55pm, Control announced Staff needs assistance on C-3 Block, 6 inmates were assaulting 1 inmate with Homemade weapons (Shanks). The assaulted was taken to a Trama Hospital with no Staff injuries to report. U.S.P. Big Sandy is locked Down.

 

FCC- COLEMAN USP 1- JULY 8, 2009

At approximately 7:12 a.m., two inmates were observed striking each other on the body and head with closed fists.  Responding staff separated each inmate and escorted them
to the Lieutenant’s Office.  Both inmates were medically assessed and placed in Special Housing without further incident. No injuries were noted by staff or inmates during this incident or during the medical assessments. 

 

MCFP- SPRINGFIELD- JULY 8, 2009

At approximately 4:13pm, the unit OIC was passing the evening meal.  He opened an inmate's food slot to feed him.  The inmate kicked the food tray and then spun around and dipped liquid out of the toilet and threw it against the food slot as it was being shut.  The liquid splashed upward, striking the OIC in the face and neck area.  The staff and inmate were not injured.
 

 

USP- HAZELTON- JULY 8, 2009

At 12:30pm an officer was assaulted in the SHU.  The inmate held his wicket open while the officer was feeding. The inmate
spit on the officer then threw a food tray lid and hit the officer in
the face.

 

FCI- LA TUNA- JULY 7, 2009

At 12:28 a.m. an inmate began kicking the door located between unit 1 and unit 3. When the unit officer approached to investigate, the inmate attacked the officer placing him in a headlock and struck him with his fists. The inmate was restrained and placed in special housing.

 

USP- MCCREARY- JULY 6, 2009

At 11:51 am, an inmate approached a corridor officer from behind, and punched him one time in the facial area. The inmate was restrained and escorted to health services, where he again became combative pulling away from and kicking staff. The inmate was moved to special housing and placed in four point restraints.

 

FCC- FORREST CITY- JULY 6, 2009

At approximately 07:00AM, an Inmate on Inmate fight occurred
in the housing unit, no staff injuries, both inmates were taken to medical and then to SHU..no lock down needed.

 

FCI- TUCSON- JULY 5, 2009

One inmate attacked two other inmates and the other inmates went after the inmate who committed the assault.  The inmate that was the object of this was chased out of the unit.   Three officers were pushed out of the way and suffered minor injuries.

 

FCI- OXFORD- JULY 5, 2009

 At approximately 5:15 pm, an inmate was in the Special Housing Unit  Range Shower waiting to be visually searched and processed into the Special Housing Unit. At this time, the inmate stated he was ready to comply with staff and be searched. Staff ordered the inmate to the cell door so his restraints could be removed. The left restraint was removed from the inmate’s wrist, at which time, the inmate forcefully pulled away causing injury to the staff member’s left hand and right forearm, assaulting the staff member. The inmate then refused all orders to remove the hand restraints and submit to a visual search.  A Use of Force Team was assembled. Upon being given a final order to submit to restraints, the inmate complied and restraints were reapplied.  The Team entered the cell, placed the inmate on the floor, and applied leg restraints.  He was then searched and properly processed into the Unit without further incident. An investigation continues.

 

USP- BEAUMONT- JULY 5, 2009

A fight Sunday evening involving a group of inmates has caused the U.S. Penitentiary - Beaumont to be put on lockdown.

Staff gained control of the incident immediately, a release from the correctional complex stated, and one inmate, who was treated for a contusion at a local hospital, has been returned to the prison.

There were no injuries to staff members, and there was no threat to the community, the release stated.

The lockdown, a state of increased security and inmate supervision, has been put into place while the incident is investigated, the release stated.

During lockdown, inmates are generally confined to their housing units or cells shile services such as meals, medical care and showers are provided to all inmates within their assigned units.

Visiting has been suspended during the lockdown, but it is anticipated to be back to normal operations shortly, the release stated.

 

FCI- OXFORD- JULY 4, 2009

At 8:50 am, an inmate  became loud, belligerent, and refused numerous orders to submit to hand restraints. The inmate was taken to the floor to allow hand restraints to be applied safely.  An examination by the on duty medical staff revealed the inmate sustained no injuries.  During the immediate use of force the Compound Officer  received an red mark to the right cheek. The inmate was placed into the Special Housing Unit without further incident. An investigation continues. 

** At 10:30 am, an inmate notified the Federal Prison Camp Officer he had been assaulted by another inmate. The Inmates  had been involved in a verbal altercation when one inmate pushed the other and struck him in the back of the head.  An examination by the on duty medical staff revealed
neither inmate sustained any injuries.   Both inmates were placed in the Special Housing Unit without incident.  The investigation continues.

 

USP- COLEMAN 2- JULY 2, 2009

An inmate was escorted to the DHO office by the Lieutenant. When the inmate was asked "what's going on,"  he started yelling that he was suicidal and climbed onto the desk asn jumped toward the officer. He hit the officer in the chest area, pushing him against the wall. The inmate landed on the officer's feet. Staff then responded and removed the inmate and placed him in SHU.

 

FMC- DEVENS- JULY 2, 2009

At 10:00 a.m. a nurse was assaulted by a mental health inmate with a lock in a sock. The nurse was transported to a local hospital where stitches are needed.

 

USP- TERRE HAUTE- JULY 1, 2009A stabbing occured in the SHU Recreation Cage.  One inmate was taken to local hospital for treatment of multiple stab wounds.

 

USP- TUCSON- JULY 1, 2009

 A fight broke out  in Special Housing rec cage, three inmates on one, with a weapon (shank). The one inmate had superficial wounds and  was not transported to the hospital.
 

 

USP- COLEMAN 1- JULY 1, 2009

At approximately 7:54 PM, staff observed two inmates  assaulting another inmate in the Special Housing Unit rec cage.  The two inmates were kicking the other inmate in the upper torso and face area while he was on the ground.  Responding staff gave the inmates several orders to stop and
they complied.  The three inmates were placed in hand restraints, separated,and  medically assessed.  The one inmate sustained a possible fractured jaw and was escorted to the local hospital.  An investigation continues.

 

USP- COLEMAN 2- JUNE 30, 2009

A Counselor was assaulted in SHU today, the inmate slipped his cuffs off and pulled out a shank and attempted to stab the counselor, the inmate also spit in the counselor's face.

 

USP- HAZELTON- JUNE 29, 2009

At 05:38 PM,  inmates in SMU refused to lock down.  Multiple chemical agents used to restore order and gain the inmates' compliance.  Two staff were assaulted (pushed) during the incident.

 

USP- CANAAN- JUNE 29, 2009

An officer had his eye socket distroyed due to 
an inmate assault.
*An inmate was life flighted to phialdelphia truma unit from USP  Canaan another taken to a local truma center, 1 staff member hurt by a   flash bang from the tower.
**several officer at Usp Allenwood injured,  two taken to 
the hospital.  Inmates squared off on them.

 

MDC- BROOKLYN- JUNE 29, 2009

At approximately 2:12 to 2:15 pm, the Counselor for unit 2 South was assaulted by a male inmate. The Counselor tried to defend himself while making his way off of the unit and towards the Unit Team Offices. The inmate pursued and continued to assault the Counselor until, as we're being told,  three other inmates pulled the assaultive inmate off of the Counselor. It was also reported that it took five responding staff members to subdue the assaultive inmate. The Counselor was taken by ambulance to the local hospital where he was diagnosed with a broken nose and several fractures to his cheek bone. Events or factors leading up to the assault are not known at this time. He also received 8 stitches under his right eye!

 

USP LEWISBURG- JUNE 28, 2009

At approximately 3:45 p.m, the dry cell officer called for staff to respond to his location after observing the inmate defecate on the floor and throw feces at the staff member.  The Operations
Lieutenant ordered the inmate to stop and he refused. The inmate started to throw feces at the Operations Lieutenant.  The Operations Lieutenant dispensed a two second burst of OC into the cell and the inmate refused to comply with orders.  An additional two second burst of OC was introduced, and the inmate moved to the front of the cell and submitted to hand restraints.  The inmate was decontaminated, during the decontamination process the inmate attempted to throw feces at the Operations Lieutenant and the Activities Lieutenant introduced a two second burst of OC into the shower stall.  inmate  was medically assessed, and placed into ambulatory restraints without further incident. No staff sustained any injuries.

 

USP- TERRE HAUTE- JUNE 27, 2009

An incident occured on the  Recreation Yard at the FCI.  Inmates participated in an unauthorized tackle football game.  When staff intervened, numerous inmates surrounded staff and refused to comply with orders to disburse.  The Recreation Yard was shut down, ending the incident.
 

USP- HAZELTON- JUNE 27, 2009

At 08:58 AM, a body alarm was hit in the Facilities Corridor.  An inmate became combative during a search and struggled with the officer, attempting to punch him in the face.

 

FMC- LEXINGTON- JUNE 26, 2009

At approximately 4:00pm Control announced a Body Alarm in R/D.  While Bus Crew and R/D Staff were removing all the restraints on Trans-Seg inmates who were being processed in R/D,  (2) Trans-Seg inmates assaulted another Trans-Seg inmate as he entered the Holdover Cell in R/D.    It is believed this incident is Gang related.  Inmates were placed in SHU.  No Staff injuries were reported.
 

 

USP- CANAAN- JUNE 26, 2009

At approximately 7:30 pm a major assault kicked off in front of the housing unit this fight was gang related. Two inmates were stabbed multiple times. Tower 7 had to throw a flash bang to get inmates to drop their shanks. Two inmates were taken to outside hospitals for multiple stab wounds and major head trama. Staff had to be called in due to staff shortages. 11 inmates were placed in Special Housing Unit after they were medically checked. 1 staff received minor injury due from flash bang. USP Canaan was then placed on lock down status.

 

FCI- OXFORD- JUNE 25, 2009

A fight occurred between two inmates in the dining hall while serving the morning meal.  Both inmates were separated, examined by medical staff and placed in SHU pending an investigation. No staff injuries reported.

**At approximately 6:10 pm a body alarm was activated in Columbia unit for a fight between inmates.  Upon arrival of responding staff the inmates were separated.  A total of five inmates were involved in this fight. The five inmates were examined by medical staff and placed in SHU pending investigation. It was determined that the five inmates were fighting over ice in the ice machine.  The institution was locked down until Friday morning.  Resumed normal operations on Friday June 26, 2009.  No staff injuries reported.

 

USP- BIG SANDY- JUNE 25, 2009

At 1:00pm, a Officer working SHU, was putting a food tray in the food slot, An ADX bound inmate had 2 magazines rolled together with a (shank) in the end of it and proceeded to stab the Officer in the stomach, The Officer Quickly backed away and the shank barely was stuck in the officers stomach. The shank also had Feces all over it. The Officer was taken to Medical and treatment was applied and he is doing well.

 

USP- TERRE HAUTE- JUNE 24, 2009

A fight broke out in the housing unit  involving weapons.  Three inmates attacked a fourth inmate, the victim was treated at the institution hospital for multiple stab wounds.

 

FCI- ASHLAND- JUNE 24, 2009

An inmate was in the Lt's Office and became verbally aggressive.  When the Lt.  told the inmate to cuff up, he swung at one Lt and struck another.  No injuries and the inmate went to Seg.
 

 

MDC- LA- JUNE 24, 2009

An Officer was assaulted by an inmate. The inmate is a study case in the Psychology Unit and was being escorted to the shower when the staff member was punched in the face by the inmate. The second staff member then took the inmate to down to floor and the inmate was restrained. The Officer received minor facial injury to his left eye as assessed by the Medical Dept. and was sent home.

 

USP- TERRE HAUTE- JUNE 23, 2009

A fight occured in the housing unit.  Three inmates were  involved, two inmates were taken to the local hospital, one inmate suffered with multiple head lacerations and one with a possible forearm fracture.

 

USP- VICTORVILLE- JUNE 23, 2009

An inmate was drunk and put the LT in a headlock and then compound officer put the inmate in a headlock and brought him down.  Then other inmates were upset and jumped in on the situation and multiple staff were needed to contain the situation. We are currently running normal operations.
 

 

USP- LEAVENWORTH- JUNE 23, 2009

 At approx. 14:55p.m., an internal gang fight broke out, 4 inmates vs. 1 inmate with a weapon (lock and a sock). Staff responded to body alarm and the  situation was controlled. One inmate was  taken to Health services with minor injuries then taken to SHU. No staff injured.

 

FCC- FORREST CITY MEDIUM- JUNE 22, 2009

On E/W shift, recreation staff noticed an inmate with blood all over his upper body walking towards the outbound gate of the recreation yard. Staff immediately placed the inmate outside of the recreation yard, and called for medical staff. Inmate had been assaulted on the handball courts with unknown weapons, and while recreation staff were asking him about the assault, he turned over a ice pick style weapon which he had on his person. The compound and recreation yards were closed, inmates recalled to units for upper body checks. Assault victim taken to outside hospital for treatment and then placed into SHU. The medium was locked down for the rest of the night..

 

USP- HAZELTON- JUNE 21, 2009

At 11:08 AM, a body alarm was hit in an unit for a fight with weapons.  Eight inmates attacked one inmate with shanks.  One inmate was sent to the hospital with stab wounds / blunt trauma.  The incedient was gang related. The  institution was placed on lockdown (lifted on 6-25-09).

 

FCI- SANDSTONE- JUNE 19, 2009

Inmate walks into the Counselors office and begins raising voice, and refusing orders.  Operations notified immediately of the inmates actions and potential for violence.  Incident report delivered within 10 minutes.  Almost 2 1/2 hours later, Operations Lieutenant finally address's the issue, and the inmate attempts to assault the Operations Lt.  No staff or inmate injuries reported.  Investigation continues.

 

USP- HAZELTON- JUNE 18, 2009

At 12:22 PM, an Assistance call for inmate an assault with a weapon in Red Corridor. The inmate received stab wounds to the head.  One inmate was sent to the local hospital.

 

USP- BIG SANDY- JUNE 17, 2009

 At 2:00pm, a fight was announced on the Recreation Yard, 2 Inmates were fighting on the Yard. Responding Staff stopped the fight and the Inmates were Medicinal Assessed. No Staff injuries to Report.

**At 5:14pm, Staff needs Assistance in an unit, 4 Inmates were fighting with no injuries. No Staff injuries to report.
 

 

USP- ATWATER- JUNE 17, 2009

At 8:34pm during the East side corridor recall a fight with weapons in an unit was called. The fight was 6 on 1. This appeared to be a gang related incident.  The inmate who was assaulted was released to the housing unit from the Modified SHU Unit earlier in the day and had recently transferred to the institution. . This inmate informed the SIS dept that he wasn’t able to go to the yard, but he was still told he was going to the yard. The 6 inmates were using locks on belts as weapons. No staff injuries were reported. 

 

USP- LEWISBURG- JUNE 16, 2009

At approximately 1:16 p.m., staff called for assistance on a Block recreation after observing an inmate stabbing a second inmate numerous times in the head and body.  Two other inmates were also observed striking the second inmate about the head and body with closed fists.  As responding staff arrived, the inmates complied with orders to stop and submitted to hand restraints. All inmates were medically assessed and returned to their cells without incident.

**Lewisburg staff also conducted 12 forced cell moves and responded to one suicide attempt requiring outside medical attention during the same time frame.

 
 

USP- LEWISBURG- JUNE 15, 2009

At approximately 7:56 p.m., Block staff were escorting an inmate when the inmate attempted to pull away from staff and spit directly in an escorting Officer’s face.  Staff called for assistance and regained control of the inmate.  The inmate also refused to accept a cell mate.  A use of force team was assembled and confrontation avoidance was initiated with positive results. 

 

USP- LEWISBURG- JUNE 14, 2009

At approximately 9:39 a.m., an Officer called for assistance upon observing two inmates fighting inside the second floor shower area. Both inmates refused to comply with staff’s orders to submit to hand restraints. The Activities Lieutenant dispensed (1) two second burst of O.C. from the MK-9 O.C. dispenser into the shower area. Both inmates then complied with staff’s orders, were placed in hand restraints, and escorted to separate showers for decontamination. Two staff members were treated for exposure to chemical agent.

**At approximately 10:40 p.m., an Officer observed two inmates fighting in a cell.  The inmates complied with the Officer’s order to separate and stop fighting.  Upon the arrival of the Operation’s Lieutenant, the inmates were placed into hand
restraints for medical assessments.

 

USP- HAZELTON- JUNE 14, 2009

Two inmates assaulted 1 inmate in their cell in the (SHU) Special Housing Unit.  Currently there are 5 three man cells in the special housing unit at Hazleton due to overcrowding.
 

 

USP- LEWISBURG- JUNE 12, 2009

At approximately 6:50 p.m., an Officer called for assistance when he observed inmate #1 assaulting inmate #2 with a piece of broom handle in the first floor television room.  Responding staff ordered inmate #1 to drop the weapon, which he refused. Staff then utilized immediate use of force to gain control of the weapon and place inmate #1 on the floor.  Both inmates were placed in hand restraints and escorted to Health Services where medical assessments were completed.  Inmate #2 sustained multiple fractures to the right and left hands and a 6 cm laceration to the head which required 11 sutures to close. 

 

USP- ATWATER- JUNE 11, 2009

At 5:30PM a inmate on inmate fight started behind unit 2 in the secure corridor during the mainline move. The fight escalated and more inmates got involved to make it a 4 on 2 inmate fight between the  inmates. Staff saw weapons involved and called for weapons and the secure corridor grills to be closed. The fight moved from Unit 2 to the entrance of the institution. Once staff were able to bring less than leather weapons into the institution they were able to secure the situation. The institution was placed on lock down for an emergency count. This is a continuation of a fight that happened on June 9, 2009.

 

FCI- BIG SPRING- JUNE 11, 2009

At approx. 7:30 pm, an inmate assaulted another inmate after the  inmate disrespected him.  The Lt and officers went to the ranges and talked it over with the groups.  After being told it was done, the Lt allowed inmate movement.  With one hour escalated into multiple fights (5-10) between different races of inmates.  Large groupings accumulated in the dorm.  Two officers were injured in the pushing/crowding.  The Lt. and Officers had to lock themselves into the staff offices, and inmates took over the 860-bed dorm.  The recall system worked at 9:30pm.  Once staff arrived, they took control of the dorm again.   All inmates were brought out of the dorm, searched and placed in cuffs on the ground.   Numerous inmate injuries occurred.  The SHU was already full at 80 plus (including 15-20 Pollock high security inmates).The VP of the local was one of the injured staff.  His lower ribs popped after being elbowed in a crowd.  Initial assessment shows they are not broken.  Another staff injured his ankle when a locker feel onto his leg.  Emergency room assessment shows not broken.  Both were treated and released.
 

USP- TERRE HAUTE- JUNE 11, 2009

At 0810, three inmates assaulted another inmate with weapons on the Recreation Yard at USP Terre Haute.  Center Tower officers fired two less lethal rounds (grenades) and five live rounds, striking one inmate in the left buttocks.  The inmate victim of the assault was taken to the local hospital for treatment of a puncture wound to the left side of the abdomen and facial trauma.  Another inmate was taken to a local hospital for treatment of a gunshot wound to the left buttocks and a fratured left femur.  No staff were injured.  The USP has been placed on lockdown. 

 

USP- BIG SANDY- JUNE 11, 2009

At 11:25am, A fight was called out in SHU, Responding staff escorted 2 Inmates out of a cell , who were fist fighting, to the Recreation Cages. No staff injuries to report.

 

MCFP- SPRINGFIELD- JUNE 10, 2009

At approximately 8:24am, an inmate was standing by the Officer's station.  The OIC asked the inmate how he was doing.  The inmate replied "Why don't you leave me the f*** alone".  The OIC left the area and notified the nurse and the  LT. that he would be locking the inmate up. The OIC returned to the unit with another officer and found the inmate sitting on a chair by the unit TV. The OIC told the inmate that he would be moving and that he needed to submit to hand restraints. The inmate stood up and the second officer began placing hand restraints on the inmate. The inmate than began to verbally assault the OIC, spat in his face, and then lunged forward as if to head butt the OIC. The inmate was taken down to the floor to gain control of him and the body alarm was activated. The inmate continued to resist and was removed from the unit by responding staff and placed in lock up. The OIC and the assisting officer were not injured. The inmate received a cut to his forhead.

 

USP- BIG SANDY- JUNE 10, 2009

At 5:36pm a fight was called out on an Unit, 2 Inmates were fighting with closed fists. Responding staff stopped the fight with no staff injuries to report.
 

 

USP- BIG SANDY- JUNE 9, 2009

At 8:00am, a fight was called out on an unit, 5 Gang related inmates assaulted 1 inmate in a Cell, with weapons. The inmate was stabbed 8 times with a Homemade weapon (Shank). He was sewn up in our Medical Department. No Staff injuries to report.
 
 

USP- HAZELTON- JUNE 9, 2009

At 11:44 PM, a body alarm was activited in the visiting room. The inmate became combative after a legal visit and ran from staff, as the inmate was being placed in a holding area, he kicked the door open, injuring a staff member's hand.
 
**At 03:52 PM, a body alarm was hit for a fight with weapons in an unit.  An inmate who had just been released from the SMU attacked another inmate on the top tier while two other inmates attempted to distract the unit officer.  One inmate to was sent to the local hospital.

 

FCI- EL RENO- JUNE 9, 2009

At approximately 12:00 PM an inmate walked up to another  inmate in the main dining hall and punched him.  Several staff members were present and the inmate was placed on the ground to control the situation and both inmates were moved to the special housing unit
 
**At approximately 12:45 PM, the Unit * officer called and reported an assault had taken place in his unit.  The unit was immediately placed on lockdown and upper body searches were conducted.  The victim of the assault was an inmate.  Subsequently 5 more  inmates were placed in the special housing unit for investigation in to this event.
 
No staff were injured in either event and no inmates were moved for outside medical treatment.

 

USP- VICTORVILLE- JUNE 8, 2009

At approximately 7:13pm while staff were escorting an inmate  to the recreation cages the inmate kicked back and struck the escorting officer in the groin. The inmate was subsequently placed in the recreation cage.  As staff attempted to removed his restraints the inmate attempted to pull away from the staff causing the handcuff key to break off in the handcuffs.  Staff maintained control of the inmates handcuffs and were able to retrieve the broken key and remove the handcuffs from the inmate.  The Operations Lieutenant reported to Special Housing and placed  the inmate back into hand restraints so he could be medically assessed.  After his assessment the inmate was placed back in his cell.  The officer was medically assessed and found to not have any serious injuries.

**At approximately 9:30pm two inmates  housed in Special Housing became disruptive and covered their cell windows, barricaded their door and soaped up their floor.  All attempts to communicate with these inmates met with negative results.  Confrontation Avoidance was attempted and again met with negative results.  A cell extraction team was assembled and both inmates were removed from the cell and placed in ambulatory restraints at 10:20pm.  Both inmates were removed from Ambulatory restraints at approximately 12:20am on June 9, 2009.
 


FCC- LEWISBURG- JUNE 8, 2009
At approximately 7:35pm, an inmate housed at the satellite camp, fled from the Camp Officer when ordered to submit to a pat search.  While running, the inmate struck a second staff member with the exit doors.  The Camp Officer caught up with the inmate and placed him on the ground.  The inmate struggled with the staff member, until hand restraints were applied by responding staff.  A staff member sustained a dislocated left shoulder and the inmate sustained an abrasion on his right pinky toe.
 

 

USP- BIG SANDY- JUNE 7, 2009

 An assault occured on an Unit, 4 inmates assaulted 1 inmate. The Inmate was taken out to a local hospital for treatment. No Staff injuries to report.
 

 

FCC- VICTORVILLE- JUNE 6, 2009

At approximately 8:45 pm, 5 intoxicated inmates entered the  housing unit during the yard recall. The unit officer observed that they were intoxicated, began conversing with them to determine their status, and when one inmate became combative and belligerent a physical confrontation ensued. The unit officer engaged his body alarm and several responding staff were slightly injured before order was restored to the unit. The worst injury to staff was a head laceration that was caused by an inmate who used an unit officers maglight that dropped from his duty belt during the fight as a weapon. All 4 staff that were injured were taken to the hospital and released with the exception of the officer with the head laceration who stayed for observation and a CT scan that was negative. The officer received 15 staples in his head and was released at approximately 2:30 am.

 

FCI- LEXINGTON- June 5, 2009

At approximately 7:47pm, three Study inmates were fighting on a housing. One inmate was transported to the Outside Hospital but later returned to the Institution. All three inmates were placed in SHU.  No Staff injuries reported.

 

FCC- COLEMAN- USP 1- JUNE 4, 2009

At approximately 8:20pm, at USP-1 in the Special Housing Unit, an inmate was lying on the cell floor, bleeding from his head.  There was another inmate also in this cell. The Inmate was sent to the local hospital.  No staff injuries were reported. 

 

USP- BIG SANDY- JUNE 3, 2009

Two Officer's  suffered injuries today responding to a fight in SHU.  Both officers moved to restrain the two inmates in their cell. One Officer received a fracture to his 3rd metatarsal bone on his right foot. The second Officer received sprain to his lower back to the point he cannot bend over without pain.       

 

USP- HAZELTON- JUNE 3, 2009

At 07:41 PM, an emergency count was conducted. An inmate from SMU changed out of the SMU uniform in Food Service and was later located in a general pop. The inate was sent to the housing unit.

 

FCC- FORREST CITY MEDIUM- JUNE 3, 2009

During the lunch meal, the unit secretary called a fight on the radio. Staff Responded and found one inmate laying on floor bleeding with a lock-on-belt in his hand, while another inmate was found in the tv room. Staff tried to secure inmate on floor with restraints, he refused and staff had to use compliance measures to apply handcuffs to inmate. The other inmate submitted to restraints. One inmate sent to outside hospital for treatment of head injuries, both inmates to shu.

 

USP- TERRE HAUTE- JUNE 2, 2009

Two officers were assaulted by an inmate in a housing unit at USP Terre Haute.  The unit officers had noticed that the inmate had been the victim of an apparent assault and were attempting to escort him from his cell to the Lieutenant's Office.  When the officer opened the cell door, the inmate struck him in the face with a closed fist.  The officer pushed the cell door closed and was attempting to secure the door when the inmate broke out the glass in the door with a lock in a sock, hitting the officer in the face and eyes with flying glass.  As the two officers were attempting to restrain the inmate, he struck the other officer in the jaw, knocking a crown off from one of his teeth.  The inmate was transported to another facility.
 
 

USP- HAZELTON- JUNE 1, 2009

At  07:15 PM an inmate was assaulted by another inmate with a weapon (lock on belt).  
 
 
USP- BIG SANDY- JUNE 1 ,2009
 
At 11:46am, The Corridor Officer was Doing Pat Downs when an Inmate refused to be pat down and Hit the Officer with a punch. Responding staff coraled the Inmate and took him to SHU. Corridor Officer was shaken up but returned to duty.

 

FCI- TUCSON- MAY 29, 2009

One inmate was stabbed and two others were injured when tow separate fights broke out at the maximum security federal prison Thursday night. Both incidents, which were not related, spurred a lockdown that remained in effect on Friday. Each fight involved two inmates, who used homeade weapons, according to Scott Pennington, spokesman for U.S. Penitentiary Tucson. Pennington did not know what the inmates used to make the weapons. Three of the four inmates were taken to local hospitals for treatment, Pennington said. Two have since been released while the one who was stabbed remained hospitalized in stable condition.No staff members were injured. The prison will remain on lockdown pending the investigation.The names of the inmates were not released.

 

USP- HAZELTON- MAY 27, 2009

Hazelton is on lockdown due to a disturbance in the chow hall 6 inmates attacked each other and an officer was punched in the chest while responding. Hazelton will be on lockdown until Monday.

 

FCC- FORREST CITY- MEDIUM- MAY 27, 2009

An inmate was assaulted on the recreation yard. There were no staff injuries to report. The inmate was medically assessed and then placed into shu, no lock down needed. Inmate had just arrived off of the bus.

 

FCI- SANDSTONE- MAY 26, 2009

Approximately 120 white and 120 black inmates faced off against one another on the recreation yard at FCI-Sandstone. The inmates were fighting over who had control of the gambling. The organizers of the fight were placed in SHU. The institution has been placed on locklown status.
 

 

USP- BIG SANDY- MAY 26, 2009

At 12:07pm, A fight was called out at the Grill, 2 Inmate's were fighting with weapons. Responding Staff broke up the fight with no Staff injuries to report.     
 
**At 7:30pm, an assault was called out on an Unit, 2 Inmates was assaulted by 6 other Gang related Inmates. The Inmates were taken to a Local Hospital for treatment.

 

USP- BIG SANDY- MAY 24, 2009

At 3:18pm,  A fight was called out on the Recreation Yard. 2 Inmates were fighting on the Recreation Yard with weapons. Responding Staff broke up the fight with no Staff injuries to report.

 

USP- HAZELTON- MAY 23, 2009

At 2:20p.m., a fight was announced in SHU. An inmate assaulted another inmate while being escorted.

 

FMC- LEXINGTON- MAY 23, 2009

At approximately 9:00pm Control notified a Lieutenant that an inmate was knocking on the Control window in the Central Park area. This area is out of bounds for an inmate.  When the Lieutenant responded the inmate became agitated and grabbed the Lieutenant around the neck area, other Staff responded and were able to restrain the inmate. The inmate was taken to SHU. There were no Staff injuries.
 

 

USP- BIG SANDY- MAY 23, 2009

At 10:30am, An Inmate that was assaulted was found on an Unit by the Unit Officer. The Inmate was sent to the Local Hospital for treatment.

 

USP- BIG SANDY- MAY 21, 2009

At 7:55am, a staff needs assistance call was made from  R & D, an inmate in route to being transferred , assualted 2 staff assigned to R &D with a plastic homeade weapon (shank). The inmate initially began stabbing one staff member, and then stab the other once he responded to the assistance call.  The weapon is alleged to have been initially stored in the inmates anal cavity area.  One staff member was stabbed multiple times in the neck area and the other under his eye and cheek. Both staff were taken to the local hospital, required stitches, and have now been released. 

 

FMC- LEXINGTON- MAY 20, 2009

At approximately 6:30pm Control announced Rec Staff needed a assistance in the Gym.  Rec Staff observed 2 inmates fighting.  No Staff injuries were reported. The inmates were not placed in SHU per the Operations and Activities Lieutenants because both inmates showed no visual signs that they had been fighting.
 

 

FMC- LEXINGTOM- MAY 19, 2009

At approximately 2:30pm an inmate on a Housing Unit hit a Staff Member on the shoulder.  The inmate then proceeded to leave the area and go to his room.  When the Officer attempted to enter the room the inmate attempted to hit the Officer with a cane.  The Officer received no injuries.  The inmate was placed in SHU.
 

 

USP- LEWISBURG- MAY 18, 2009

At approximately 8:18 a.m., the recreation officer called for assistance after observing an unknown amount of inmates in an altercation in the outside recreation pens.  Responding staff observed an inmate in the corner of the pen bleeding profusely from several stab wounds and the other inmates had already backed away from the inmate.  Significant amounts of blood were found on inmates 2 other inmates.  A weapon was recovered outside of the recreation pen where the assault took place.  The inmate was transported to an outside hospital for further treatment.  No injuries were sustained any other inmates.

 

FCI- OAKDALE- MAY 18, 2009

An inmate assaulted a staff member by throwing a  tray through the food slot, striking the staff member in the groin area. The staff member and inmate were medically assessed by Health Services staff.

 

USP- CANAAN- MAY 18, 2009

At approximately 6:00 am, an inmate was banging on the door in the R & D Holding Pen. Staff responded and the inmate stated that he was assaulted by other inmates. Inmate was removed from the holding pen, was medically assessed and then placed in the Special Housing Unit. No staff was injured.

 

**At approximately 4:45 pm, a fight broke out in the R & D Housing Pen. Two inmates on one which was gang related. All inmates were restrained, medically assessed, and then placed in the Special Housing Unit. No staff was injured.

 

FMC- DEVENS- MAY 17, 2009

At 8:00 p.m. an inmate assaulted the Unit Nurse, by kicking her twice in the arm as she was obtaining his blood sugar levels. The Nurse and inmate were medically assessed and the inmate was escorted to N-A unit.
 

 

USP- CANAAN- MAY 17, 2009

At approximately 8:30 pm, a call for assistance was announced for a fight in the inmate housing unit. Three intoxicated inmates were assaulting one inmate with a lock in a sock while kicking and punching him. Responding Staff Members were being threatened by the inmate with the weapon. One inmate took the weapon from the other inmate. The inmate that had the weapon assaulted a Staff member by punching him in the eye which resulted in a serious injury. The Staff Member was taken to a local outside hospital for the injuries that he sustained. The inmate that was attacked was taken to the Institutional Hospital for his injuries and then taken to the Special Housing unit. All other inmates that were involved in the fight were taken to the Special Housing Unit also.

 

MCFP- SPRINGFIELD- MAY 16, 2009

At approximately 4:55pm, an inmate approached another inmate that was seated at a table and began having a verbal arguement with him.  The first inmate than struck the second inmate with an open hand.  The assaultive inmate turned to leave and the second inmate stood up and struck the first inmate on the right side of the head with an open hand.  The first inmate reported the incident to the officer.  No staff or inmates were injured.

 

USP- LEWISBURG- MAY 15, 2009

At approximately 1:30 p.m., 13 inmates refused to exit the Block recreation pens:  Authorization was received from the Warden to assemble several use of force teams and for the utilization of chemical agents and less than lethal munitions to extract the inmates from the recreation cages.  Confrontation avoidance was initiated with negative results.  A final order to submit to restraints to inmates in the first cage was given by the Lieutenant, however the inmates refused to comply.  The Lieutenant dispersed a two second burst of OC using the MK 21, which proved effective and the inmates submitted to restraints.  A final order to submit to restraints to inmates in the second cage was given, however they also refused to comply.  The Lieutenant dispersed several rounds of OC utilizing the pepperball launcher, which proved effective and the inmates submitted to restraints.  The inmates in the third recreation cage were also give a final order to submit to restraints, and they refused.  The Lieutenant delivered 1 (T-471) Magnum Ultra Flash into the recreation cage.  These inmates subsequently submitted to hand restraints.  All inmates were decontaminated, medically assessed, and placed into ambulatory restraints without further incident.

 

FCC- FORREST CITY- MEDIUM- MAY 15, 2009

Around 9:30am there was a fight on compound, inmates ran into the barbershop and could not be identified, then at the noon meal, a fight on compound, two inmates involved and sent to shu, no staff injuries, locked down was conducted..lock down ended after 4pm count.

 

FMC- LEXINGTON- MAY 15, 2009

At approximately 10:00am a fight occurred between (2)  inmates in Food Service.  Control announced a Body Alarm and Staff responded. One of the inmates may have sustained a broken nose.  Both inmates were escorted to SHU. There were no Staff injuries reported.

 

FMC- CARSWELL- MAY 14, 2009

An inmate, while being placed in the Special Housing Unit, assaulted an Officer by kicking her in the chest. Staff placed inmate on the ground and once control was regained, she was placed in a holding cell.

 

USP- COLEMAN 2- MAY 14, 2009

At 12:15 an inmate assaulted the LT  and another officer as they attempted to shake him down, the inmate was found  with packets of drugs..the officer had confiscated his wallet, when she was about to open it, inmate slapped it off her hand. The Inmate ran and was tackled by the officer, the inmate then bit the officer in the right hand. several staff arrived to subdue the inmate who was on top of  the officer and refused to release him .


 

USP- COLEMAN 2- May 12, 2009

An inmate spit in an officers face. The inmate was written up and placed in SHU. Today the inmate threatened to throw feces on the officer.

 

USP- VICTORVILLE- MAY 11, 2009

An inmate was stabbed and died two days later in a local hospital.  There were no staff injuries, and the USP remains on lock down. 

 

USP- BIG SANDY- MAY 11, 2009

At 3:40pm, a fight/Assault, with weapons on an unit occured. 2 inmates were assaulting another inmate. No staff injuries to report.
 
**At 5:09pm, a fight/Assault, with weapons on an unit. 4 inmates were assaulting another inmate. No staff injuries to report.

 

USP- LEAVENWORTH- MAY 10, 2009

At approx 17:30, a fight occurred in a cell house between 2 inmates. Control announced body alarm, staff responded.  2 inmates in SHU no staff injuries we are locking down for the night due to this and prior fight on yard.
 

 

USP- COLEMAN 1- MAY 10, 2009

At approximately 7:02 PM, an Officer was collecting food trays in the unit when an inmate assaulted her by reaching thru the food slot and striking her on the groin area. The tray slot was secured without further incident. The inmate was medically assessed and escorted to Special Housing Unit, pending further investigation.

 

USP- HAZELTON-  MAY 8, 2009

At 7:03p.m., a fight was announced in an unit, 5 inmates against 1. The institution was placed on lockdown.

 

FCC- FORREST CITY- MEDIUM- MAY 7, 2009

At approx. 10:45am, an inmate on inmate fight occured in the housing unit. No staff injuries were reported, both inmates were placed in shu. The institution was not placed on lock down.

 

MCFP- SPRINGFIELD- MAY 6, 2009

At approximately 12:33pm, one of the unit officers applied hand restraints to an inmate.  When the door was opened, the inmate turned and began kicking at staff.  The inmate was placed on his bed and given an injection by the nurse.  An officer hurt his thumb during this incident.  The inmate was not injured.

 

USP- HAZELTON- MAY 5, 2009

At 5:02p.m., a fight broke out with weapons in an unitl. 6 inmates on 1. One inmate was sent to a local hospital for head injuries.

 

USP- BIG SANDY- MAY 5, 2005

At 11:35am, a fight was announced by the Control Center,
6 Inmates 5 on 1 with weapons. The 1 Inmate received 9 stab wound's with a Home made weapon's. Responding staff broke up the assault . No staff injuries to report.
 

 

USP- CANAAN- MAY 4, 2009

At 3:40 pm a body alarm was announced in a inmate housing unit. Inmate on inmate fight with a weapon was involved were one inmate was stabbed several times. One inmate was taken to institutional hospital and then placed in Special Housing Unit.
 
 
**At 9:45 pm a fight was announced in a inmate housing unit were an inmate on inmate with a weapon involved. Inmate with weapon tried to stab the other inmate but failed. The other inmate assaulted the aggresser by stompping and kicking him in the head, the inmate was taken to outside local hospital. No staff was injuried.  

 

FCC- VICTORVILLE- MAY 3, 2009

In the Special Housing Unit, an inmate assaulted the Operations Lieutenant and one of the Special Housing Unit Officers on shift with a liquid substance.

 

USP- HAZELTON- APRIL 30, 2009

At 6:59a.m., assistance was called in an unit for a fight with weapons. There were multiple inmates involved. Two inmates were sent to a hospital for stab wounds.

 

USP- TUCSON- APRIL 30, 2009

At approximately 7:15 pm, an inmate informed  recreation staff that there was an Officer being assaultedin an unit. Notifications were made to Control via radio.  Responding Officers saw an inmate assaulting the unit officer, his radio had been thrown from his duty belt in the attack and he could not radio for help nor activate his body alarm.  Even after other staff responded, the inmate would not stop fighting.  Chemical munitions were used. The inmate has had numerous charges of assault on staff and an extensive psychical history. The unit officer had multiple bruising on his head and  body and an injury, possibly a break, to his elbow.  One of the responding officers ankle was twisted and then stepped on while attempting to subdue the inmate. Both Officers were taken by the Duty Officer to a local hospital for further
assessment and  treatment.  The inmate was treated by medical and admitted to SHU.

 

USMCFP- SPRINGFIELD- APRIL 27, 2009

In the mental health unit, the Officer confronted an Inmate who was out of bounds talking to another Inmate.  When the first Inmate became belligerent with the Officer he was told to cuff up and he refused.  The Officer then grabbed the Inmates hand to place cuffs on him when he jumped on the Officer.  Additional staff arrived and the inmate was restrained.  When staff went to get the other Inmate involved he also refused to be cuffed and staff had to take the Inmate to the floor to place cuffs on him.  The Officer sustained a cut to his ear and injured his knee.

 

USP- HAZELTON- APRIL 26, 2009

At 3:32p.m., multiple body alarms were hit for a fight with weapons in a corridor. 1 inmate was sent to a local hospital with multiple stab wounds.
 

FCI- HERLONG- APRIL 23, 2009

At approximately 7:15 p.m., several inmates engaged in a fight with homemade weapons on the recreation yard. Three inmates were transferred to nearby hospitals with various injuries, and two have subsequently been returned to the institution. One inmate currently remains in serious condition at a local hospital. There were no reported staff injuries. At no time was there a threat to the community.

 

USP- TERRE HAUTE- APRIL 23, 2009

At 8:55a.m., an Officer was stabbed seven times by an inmate in a housing unit at the USP.  The inmate entered the officer's station (office), and after a brief verbal exchange with the officer, pulled out a homemade shank and stabbed the Officer  several times.  The Officer was able to get out of the office and pull the door closed, trapping the inmate inside.  However, the inmate was able to get the door open and stabbed the Officer twice more in the back near his left shoulder.  The Officer and responding staff then restrained the inmate.  Another inmate, who was not involved in the assault, kicked the weapon away in an attempt to prevent staff from recovering the weapon.  However, the weapon was recovered by staff.  Both inmates were transported to another facility.  The Officer was transported to a local hospital by ambulance.  He suffered a laceration to his forehead, a laceration under his left eye, laceration to the back of his head, and four puncture wounds in the back of his left shoulder.  He is listed in stable condition and remains hospitalized at this time.  The Officer's actions were very commendable, as he continued to assist in restraining the inmate, despite bleeding profusely from his wounds. 

 

FCC- FORREST CITY MEDIUM- APRIL 22, 2009

An inmate was assaulted with unkown object in housing unit. The assault appears to be gang related, one on one. The unit is locked down for short period of time, no staff injuries, one inmate sent to local hospital, other inmate to shu.

 

APRIL 20, 2009

Official: Incident At HIA Involved Prisoners
 
USP- HAZELTON- APRIL 18, 2009
 
At 9:28 a.m., 2 inmates were involved in a fight with weapons.

 

FCI- OXFORD- APRIL 17, 2009

An Influenza B outbreak caused 17 inmates to be identified  as positive. The Institution was placed on lockdown, visiting  was cancelled for the weekend, masks were issued to staff if requested, C.S.T. and Command center activated, and bag meals were handed out. Know one on the staff  was sent home from illness. Staff advised per Cpt. that if you have the symptoms to notify supervisor and consult your healthcare provider.
 

 

USP- HAZELTON- APRIL 16, 2009

At 08:15 PM, in SHU an inmate threw a food tray at an officer and cut his hand.

 

USP- BIG SANDY- ARPIL 15, 2009

At Approximately 10:15 am, 3 inmates were involved in an altercation, 2 inmates assaulted 1 inmate with weapons involved. Responding staff broke up the assault and escorted the inmates to Medical and on to SHU. No staff injuries to report.

**At Approximately 7:30 PM, A fight was called out on an Unit, with weapons involved. 2-3 inmates assaulted 1 inmate with a Homemade weapon (Shank). Responding Staff stopped the assault and the 1 inmate Assaulted was taken to a Trama Unit with Upper Head wounds. No Staff injuries to report.
 
 

USP- HAZELTON- APRIL 14, 2009

At 1:02 p.m., a fight with weapons was announced in recreation. 1 inmate was sent to a hospital for his injuries.
 
 

USP- BIG SANDY- APRIL 11, 2009

At 8:43pm, a fight was called out on an Unit involving weapons, 2 Inmates were assaulting another Inmate with homademade weapons (Shanks). Responding Staff broke up the assault and moved the Inmates to Medical and on to SHU. No Staff injuries to report.

 

FCC- FORREST CITY- MEDIUM- APRIL 9, 2009

On day watch, inmate on inmate fight in the recreation yard, both inmates were sent to shu, no staff injuries. Also, one homemade weapon was found on an inmate of the same gang during search of the inmates, this inmate was also sent to shu. 

 

FMC- CARSWELL- APRIL 9, 2009

At approximately 2125, an inmate assaulted a mental health nurse by hitting her in the face numerous times with a closed fist.  All necessary paperwork was filled out . 

 

FCC- FORREST CITY- MEDIUM- APRIL 8, 2009

On evening watch, inmate on inmate fight in the recreation department, both inmates to shu, no staff injuries, no lock down.

 

USP- HAZELTON- APRIL 6, 2009

At 9:57p.m., a body alarm was hit because 4 inmates were assaulting 1 inmate in a cell.

 

FCC- TERRE HAUTE- APRIL 6, 2009

An inmate assaulted in housing unit by unknown inmates, taken to outside hospital with head injuries.

 

USP- BIG SANDY- APRIL 6, 2009

At 7:25pm, an Unit officer announced a fight was in progress in an Unit with weapons, 3 on 2 inmate fight , 1 inmate was transported to a Local Hospital then on to A Trama Unit. No staff injuries to report. We are locked down pending an investigation at this time.

 

FCC- TERRE HAUTE- APRIL 4, 2009

Fight in housing unit, two inmate victims sent to local hospital, two inmates placed in SHU.  Cell fight in housing unit, both inmates placed in SHU.  Completed inmate suicide in SHU.

 

FCC- TERRE HAUTE- APRIL 3, 2009

Fight in housing unit, one inmate victim sent to local hospital.  Two inmates placed in SHU. 

 

USP- LEE- MARCH 31, 2009

At approximately 12:20 p.m., the Administrative Lieutenant was escorting an inmate, to the holding cell in the Lieutenant’s Office. The inmate became agitated and aggressively turned towards staff. The inmate was placed on the wall and given numerous direct orders to cease his actions in which he refused to comply. The inmate then attempted to lunge towards staff again. The inmate was placed onto the ground to gain control of his disruptive behavior. While staff were attempting to place restraints on the inmate, he verbally threatened staff, resisted, and refused orders to place his arms behind his back. Once the inmate was controlled, restraints were applied. The inmate refused to walk and had to be carried by escorting staff to the Special Housing Unit. Medical staff attempted to assess the inmate and he refused to treatment. An investigation continues.

 

USP- LEE- MARCH 30, 2009

At approximately 3:42 p.m., staff called for assistance upon observing an inmate with facial injuries running out of a unit. Responding staff secured the unit and began to conduct upper body searches. The CCTV was reviewed and determined at 3:34 p.m., four inmates had assaulted an inmate while he was standing under the rear stairwell in the unit. The inmates involved were restrained, escorted out of the unit, medically assessed and placed into the Special Housing Unit without further incident. The FBI was notified and an investigation continues.

 

USP- LEE- MARCH 29, 2009

At approximately 12:20 p.m., as staff exited the Food Service Warehouse, an inmate placed his hand into the staff members right front pocket with his left hand. The staff member placed the inmate on the wall and escorted him to the Lieutenant’s Office. The inmate was medically assessed and admitted into the Special Housing Unit without further incident. The staff member was medically assessed. The FBI was notified and an investigation continues.

**At 2:35 p.m., an inmate was insolent and threatening the officer in the a housing unit officer’s station. The unit Officer called for Compound Officers to remove the inmate from the unit. As the inmate was moved to the unit entrance door, he continued to be insolent in the presence of approximately 20 inmates. As the unit officer attempted to move the inmate’s wheelchair, the inmate grabbed the officers right hand. The officer pulled away and moved the inmate outside the unit without further incident. As staff escorted the inmate to the Lieutenant’s Office, he attempted to lock the brakes on his wheelchair. The inmate then raised himself up from the wheelchair and threw himself onto the ground. Staff placed the inmate back into his wheelchair. The inmate was medically assessed and admitted into the Special Housing Unit. The FBI was notified and an investigation continues.

 

USP- LEE- MARCH 28, 2009

At 6:59 a.m., staff called for assistance in the Special Housing Unit upon observing an inmate assaulting another inmate in a cell. Specifically, one inmate was striking the other in the facial area with his right fist. The inmate refused staff orders to cease his actions and submit to hand restraints. Upon the arrival of sufficient staff, the cell door was opened. Both inmates were separated to gain control. The inmate resisted staff as they attempted to apply restraints. The inmate was placed on the bed and at this time he attempted to strike staff in the facial area with his left fist. Staff immediately placed the inmate on the floor to gain control of his actions and for the application of restraints. The inmate continued to resist staff. Both inmates were removed from the cell, medically assessed, and placed into separate cells. Two staff members were medically assessed. The FBI was notified and an investigation continues.

 

USP- LEE- MARCH 25, 2009

At approximately 3:10 p.m., the fire alarm system activated in the Special Housing Unit. The sprinkler head in a cell was destroyed and water was flooding the range. One inmate was the sole occupant of the cell. Notifications were made and the Warden authorized the assembly of a calculated Use of Force Team. Confrontation avoidance was successful, the inmate submitted to restraints, and was removed from the cell. The inmate was placed into ambulatory restraints and medically assessed without further incident. The investigation continues.

 

USP- HAZELTON- MARCH 25, 2009

A corridor officer was assaulted while attempting to pat search an inmate.  The inmate punched the officer in the face twice.  He will have some bruises, but is doing fine.

 

USP- LEE- MARCH 24, 2009

At approximately 11:15 a.m., the fire alarm system activated in the Special Housing Unit. The sprinkler head in a cell was destroyed and water was flooding the range. Two inmates occupied the cell and both inmates refused to submit to restraints and were holding their food trays. Notifications were made and the Warden granted authorization for a calculated Use of Force Team. Confrontation avoidance was successful, the inmates submitted to restraints and were removed from the cell. Both inmates were placed into ambulatory restraints and medically assessed without further incident. The investigation continues.

 

FCI- TUCSON- MARCH 24, 2009

At approximately 1:30pm, an officer was assaulted in the unit. An inmate punched the offier in the back of the head. The inmate was intoxicated. The institution was placed on lock down for 2 days.

 

USP- TUCSON- MARCH 21, 2009

An inmate fight broke out in the housing unit, one staff member broke their arm during this incident.

 

USP- HAZELTON- MARCH 19, 2009

At 5:48p.m., a body alarm was hit because an inmate was caught with narcotics and was attempting to swallow them. Immediate use of force was used to gain control of the inmate.

 

USP- LEE- MARCH 17, 2009

At approximately 11:39 a.m., staff observed two inmates in a unit stairwell, striking another inmate in the head and upper torso area repeatedly with both of their fists. The inmate being assaulted was attempting to cover his face and head area. Responding staff gave several orders for the inmates to stop their actions and get on the ground and the inmates did not comply. Staff used immediate force to separate the two assaultive inmates and place them on the ground. All three inmates were restrained, medically assessed, and admitted into the Special Housing Unit without further incident. The staff member was medically assessed. The FBI was notified and an investigation continues.

**At 12:20 p.m., the fire alarm system activated in the Special Housing Unit. The sprinkler system in a cell had been broken and water was flooding the range. Two inmates were the occupants of the cell with the broken sprinkler. Due to the inmates disruptive behavior, the Warden authorized a calculated use of force to place both inmates into ambulatory restraints. A Use of Force Team was assembled and confrontation avoidance proved successful. Both inmates submitted to restraints and were removed from the cell. Both inmates were placed into ambulatory restraints and housed in the A-range holding cell. Both inmates were medically assessed with no injuries noted.

***At  7:00 p.m., staff were escorting an inmate back to his assigned cell in the Special Housing Unit. As staff attempted to place the inmate into the cell, he resisted staff and refused to enter the cell. Staff maintained physical control of the inmate; however, as he was being placed into the cell the inmate then turned towards staff and kicked a staff member in the right leg. Staff escorted the inmate to the SHU recreation cage without further incident. The FBI was notified and an investigation continues.

****At  8:15 p.m., an inmate approached staff and became verbally argumentative. Staff ordered the inmate to submit to restraints and he refused to comply. As staff attempted to place the inmate on the wall for the application of hand restraints, he physically resisted staff. Due to his disruptive behavior, the inmate was placed on the ground to gain control of his actions. He was escorted to the Lieutenants Office, medically assessed, and admitted into the Special Housing Unit without further incident.

 

FCI- GREENVILLE- MARCH 17, 2009

During the 9:30AM controlled move , an inmate stabbed the leader of a gang. Staff quickly subdued both inmates.  The stabbing victim was transported via ambulance to a local hospital, treated and returned to the institution.  The institution was placed on lockdown and members of the DCT were activated.  Intel later revealed that the same inmate had stabbed another rival gang member earlier in the day.  Several  inmates were placed in SHU.  The incident may have been related to the recent USP Coleman disturbance.  The institution remains on lockdown.  No staff were injured.

 

USP- LEE- MARCH 15, 2009

At approximately 12:44 p.m., control announced several inamtes fighting each other an Unit. Upon arrival, staff observed three inmates on the top tier of the unit striking each other to the head and upper torso with their fists. The inmates refused to comply with staff orders to stop fighting. Immediate force was used to separate, restrain and gain control of the inmates. Simultaneously two other inmates were observed by staff striking each other to the head and upper body with their fists. Staff gave the order to stop fighting and get on the floor and both inmates complied. One inmate threw a sharpened metal weapon to the floor. The weapon was retrieved and secured by staff. As the housing unit officer was giving the combative inmates orders to stop fighting, another inmate approached the officer from the side and kicked at the officer, striking the officer in the face. The inmate continued his assault by striking the officer several times with his fists in the head and upper body. Responding staff used immediate force and immediately placed the inmate on the floor to stop his assaultive behavior. All inmates involved were restrained, medically assessed. While escorting an inmate to SHU, the inmate continued his assaultive behavior, and was placed on the ground to regain control of him. All inmates were placed into the SHU. The FBI was notified and an investigation continues.

**At 1:10 p.m., an inmate was escorted to the Special Housing Unit to be medically assessed and placed in the SHU for an assault on staff. During the assessment, the inmate was placed on the ground in the recreation cage due to being disruptive and not complying with staff’s orders. The inmate was placed in a holding cell near the SHU Officer’s station in hand and leg restraints. The inmate continued to threaten staff. Notifications were made and approval was granted to assemble a calculated Use of Force team. At approximately 3:19 p.m., confrontation avoidance was initiated and proved successful. The inmate was medically assessed. An investigation continues.

***At 8:37 p.m., SHU staff were escorting an inmate to a cell. Upon opening the cell door, staff attempted to place the inmate into the cell. When he (the inmate) began to resist staff and refused to go into the cell. The inmate stopped walking and forcibly reversed direction, causing his upper body to strike the upper body of escorting staff. The inmate then fell down on the floor and attempted to pull from staff’s grasp, during which time he bumped the right side of his head against the door frame of a cell. Staff maintained control of inmate Pete, stood him up, and escorted him off the range. The inmate was medically assessed and placed into another cell without further incident. The FBI was notified and an investigation continues.

****At 8:45 p.m., Staff ordered an inmate to submit to hand restraints in order to accept a cell mate. The inmate refused to comply and covered his cell window with a towel. The SHU Lieutenant attempted conflict resolution with him. Conflict resolution was unsuccessful, and the inmate refused staff orders and proceeded to destroy the fire suppression system in the cell, causing the cell and range to flood. Notifications were made and authorization granted to assemble a use of force team. Confrontation avoidance was initiated and was successful. The inmate was restrained, removed from the cell and placed into ambulatory restraints in a Range holding cell without further incident. The investigation continues.

 

USP- CANAAN- MARCH 15, 2009

At approximately 12:35 pm a fight broke out in the Special Housing Unit. Three inmates on one. The inmate that was assaulted was taken to a local hospital, for the injuries he sustained.

 

USP- HAZELTON- MARCH 14, 2009

At 9:12 p.m.,assistance was called to unit because an inmate was caught with narcotics and struggled with an officer in attempt to flush them.

 

USP- LEE- MARCH 12, 2009

At 10:56 a.m., staff announced a fight in the SHU recreation cage upon observing an inmate assaulting another inmate by striking him multiple times in the head and upper body area with both fists and kicking him in the upper body. The inmate refused staff orders to stop his assault and get on the ground. Another inmate was threatening staff with bodily harm if they entered into the recreation cage during the assault. As staff entered the cage, one inmate attempted to block the slider door and lunged towards staff. Two inmate were immediately placed on the ground, restrained, and removed from the area by responding staff. All three inmates were medically assessed and placed into different cells without further incident. Two staff members were medically assessed. The FBI was notified and an investigation continues.
 
**At  5:22 p m., staff called for assistance upon observing one inmate assaulting another inmate, by striking him in the back of the head with a combination lock tied to the end of a belt. Staff ordered inmate the inmate to cease his actions and he refused to comply. At this time, both inmates began running towards Building One. Responding staff used immediate force, and placed both inmates on the ground to gain control of their actions. Both inmates were restrained, medically assessed, and admitted into the Special Housing Unit without further incident. Responding staff were medically assessed. The FBI was notified and an investigation continues.

 

MCFP- SPRINGFIELD- MARCH 12, 2009

At approximately 4:30pm, an inmate threw urine water on the OIC.  There were no staff or inmate injuries.

 

USP- COLEMAN USP 1- MARCH 12, 2009

 
A major disturbance occurred at USP-Coleman I.  At 1:50 PM a major fight broke out around the Commissary.  As staff responded to the fight another body alarm was called at a Corridor. Multiple fights broke out with homemade weapons.  Fighting then ensued on the  Institutional Inmate Recreation Yard yard.  Approximately over 150 inmates participated in the disturbance.  Fourteen inmates were injured in a fight.  Eleven of the inmates were flown to hospitals in Tampa and Orlando, while three were treated at hospitals near the prison.  No staff injuries were reported. 

 

USP- LEAVENWORTH- MARCH 10, 2009

At approx 1315 a disturbance occurred on the recreation yard involving gang memebers. The tower officer fired 5 less lethal rounds and staff responded. Inmates were placed on the ground and yard recall began with upper body checks. Believed
to be 30-50 inmates against one. No staff injured and some homemade weapons found on the yard. Modified locked down till 11am next morning.

 

FCC- COLEMAN USP 1- MARCH 10, 2009

At approximately 8:35 pm an Officer  was conducting random pat searches of inmates coming off the rec yard. As an Officer conducted a pat search on an inmate he observed the inmate put something in his mouth. The Officer ordered the inmate to spit it out at which time he became assaultive and struck the officer in the left eye with his elbow and continued to resist. The officer then took the inmate to the ground to gain
control of him and hand restraints were applied. The contraband was recovered and later tested positive for marijuana.
 

USP- BIG SANDY- MARCH 10, 2009

At 6:30am, a fight broke out between 2 inmates on a Corridor. No Staff injuries to report.
 
**At 3:30pm, a fight broke out between 4 inmates, 2 on 2. No Staff injuries to report.
                                                        

USP- HAZELTON- MARCH 9, 2009

At 5:46 p.m., an inmate was found assaulted with multiple stab wounds. The inmate was transported to a local hospital for his injuries.

 

USP- BIG SANDY- MARCH 9, 2009

At 5:30pm, 2 Inmates started fighting in the Chow Hall. No Staff injuries to report.

 

USP- HAZELTON- MARCH 7, 2009

At 12:02 p.m., a body alarm was hit due to fight in an unit. The inmates were sent to SHU and 1 inmate was sent to a hospital.

 

USP- HAZELTON- MARCH 6, 2009

At 7:17 pm, officers were escorting an inmate to the Lieutenants office, the inmate tried to pass something to another inmate, officer retrieved items to search them and the inmate slapped the property out of his hands, as officers tried to restrain the inmate, he punched the first officer in the temple, then as a female officer responded, the inmate punched her in the eye. A third staff member twisted his ankle during the struggle.

 

USP- HAZELTON- MARCH 5, 2009

At 11:15 a.m. UNICOR inmates refused to eat lunch due to portion size complaints.

 

MCFP- SPRINGFIELD- MARCH 4, 2009

At approximately 9:17pm, an inmate on the unit was holding his food slot hostage.  The OIC attempted to shut the slot and the inmate grabbed his arm and threw an unknown liquid in the OIC's face and on his upper body.  The food slot was eventually secured.  At approximately 10:50pm a use of force team was assembled and the inmate was taken to another unit and placed in four point soft restraints.  No staff or the inmate was injured.

 

USP- LEE- MARCH 3, 2009

At approximately 9:04 p m., staff called for assistance after observing two inmates striking each other with fists to the head and upper body. One inmate had a sharpened metal weapon, and was striking the other inmate with it in the head and upper body. Responding staff separated the two inmates and applied restraints to the inmates. Both inmates were medically assessed and placed in the Special Housing Unit without further incident. FBI was notified and an investigation continues.

 

FCC- FORREST CITY- MEDIUM- MARCH 3, 2009

An assault occurred in the recreation area during the am hours, 3 inmates jumped onto 1, requiring medical attention for the one assaulted. No staff injuries, all 4 inmates placed into SHU...no lock down.
 

USP- LEE- FEBRUARY 27, 2009

At approximately 6:10 a.m., a unit Officer activated his body alarm upon observing two inmates assaulting another inmate.  Specifically, two inmates struck the one in the head and upper body with their fists.Both inmates then began kicking the inmate to the head and upper body.Staff ordered both inmates to stop their assault and they refused to comply. Upon the arrival of responding staff, the inmates  stopped their assault on the inmate and submitted to restraints.The inmates were medically assessed and admitted into the Special Housing Unit without further incident.The FBI was notified and an investigation continues.

 

USP- LEE- FEBRUARY 26, 2009

On February 26, 2009, at approximately 9:55 a.m., as SHU staff were removing restraints from an inmate, he pulled his arm into the cell with one arm still restrained, breaking the restraint key. At this time, the inmate attempted to pull a staff members arm into the tray slot, causing injury to the staff member=s right thumb.  Staff ordered the inmate to re-submit to restraints and he did not comply.  The SHU Lieutenant ordered the inmate to submit to restraints and he complied.  As staff entered the cell and began to remove the inmate from the cell, he attempted to pull away from staff.  Staff placed the inmate against the wall due to his disruptive behavior.  The inmate once again attempted to pull away from staff and was placed on the floor to gain control of his actions.  Staff removed the inmate from the cell and placed him into a holding area.  The staff member and inmate were medically assessed.  The FBI was notified and an investigation continues.

 

**At 6:00 p.m., a Tower Officer called for assistance upon observing two inmates involved in a physical altercation in the Building Three courtyard.  Specifically, two inmates were observed striking one another with their fists to the head and upper body.  Responding staff ordered both inmates to stop fighting and they complied.  Both inmates were restrained, medically assessed, and placed into the Special Housing Unit without further incident.  An investigation continues.

 

USP- BIG SANDY- FEBRYARY 26, 2009

At 7:57pm, A fight broke out in SMU Unit between 9 Inmates, 8 on 1. The one inmate was stabbed 36 times by a gang housed in our SMU Unit. The inmate was transferred  to a Outside Hospital Trama Unit. No staff injuries to report. U.S.P. Big Sandy has been locked-down since the incident.
 

 

USP- LEE- FEBRUARY 25, 2009

At approximately 12:53 p m., staff called for assistance from the Special Housing Unit due to two inmates claiming they were going to commit suicide.  The inmates had the cell window covered and sheets hanging in the cell, blocking staff from observing their actions.  Staff used an immediate Use of Force to prevent the inmates from causing injury to themselves.  Staff entered the cell and restrained both inmates.  As one of the inmates were being escorted off the range, he attempted to spit on staff and was placed on the floor in order to gain control of his actions.  Both inmates and staff members were medically assessed.  Both inmates were interviewed by Psychology and placed into a holding cell without further incident. The FBI was notified and an investigation continues. 

 

USP- HAZELTON- FEBRUARY 24, 2009

At 5:18 pm an inmate pushed a female officer into wall, tried to punch a second officer but missed and punched a third officer in the head.

 

FCC- TERRE HAUTE- FEBRUARY 24, 2009

An inmate assaulted the warden in a housing unit as she was making rounds.  The inmate swung at the warden with a closed fist, she ducked and blocked punch with her hand, he swung again, but missed when she moved away.  The warden was not injured, inmate was transferred.

 

USP- HAZELTON- FEBRUARY 23, 2009

At 10:40 pm, an inmate slapped the hat off of female officer's head.

 

MCFP- SPRINGFIELD- FEBRUARY 23, 2009

At approximately 8:30am, an inmate kneed the recreation officer in the groin area as he was about to go outside for recreation.  The recreation officer and the other unit officers gained control of the inmate.  The inmate received a cut lip.  No staff were injured.

 

USP- TERRE HAUTE- FEBRUARY 23, 2009

A cell fight broke out in a housing unit between two inmates, no injuries.

 

FCI- GREENVILLE- FEBRUARY 23, 2009

At approximately 11:20 am, an inmate started yelling obscenities toward the medical secretary. As the inmate walked by staff the staff member advised him to come over to him. The Inmate turned and said, “F*** you!” and kept walking away from  staff. Staff then ordered the inmate to come over to him, the inmate replied, “If you want me you f****** got me! I am going to kick your a**!” At this time the inmate threw his coat to the ground and charged at the officer with his fist drawn back. Staff tried to subdue the inmate so restraints could be applied. The inmate was still kicking and fighting with staff members. Additional staff arrived and assisted with the inmate so the inmate could be placed in restraints. The inmate was then placed in the special housing unit. Staff received minor abrasions from the altercation.

 

USP- LEE- FEBRUARY 22, 2009

At approximately 6:10 p.m., staff radioed for assistance in a Unit.  As staff conducted a search of a cell the unit, an inmate attempted to enter the cell.  Staff ordered the inmate to exit the cell and he refused, blocking the cell door.  When staff attempted to close the door, the inmate placed both hands on the chest of a staff member.  Staff immediately placed the inmate on the floor to gain control and applied restraints.  The inmate was escorted from the unit, medically assessed, and admitted into the Special Housing Unit without further incident.  Staff were medically assessed.  The FBI was notified and an investigation continues.

 

USP- LEE- FEBRUARY 19, 2009

At approximately 5:45 p.m., a unit Officer observed injuries on an inmate consistent with being involved in a physical altercation.  The Operations Lieutenant was notified and the unit was secured.  Upon review of the CCTV, it revealed the inmate had been assaulted by an inmate striking him three times in the head and upper body with his right fist.  The inmate also kicked the one inmate twice in the face as he  laid  on the floor outside of a cell.   Both inmates were restrained and escorted out of the unit.  Both inmates were medically assessed and admitted into the Special Housing Unit without further incident.  The FBI was notified and an investigation continues.

 

FCC- FORREST CITY- MEDIUM- FEBRUARY 19, 2009

There were three different assaults on single inmates throughout the institution during the am hours. These were new inmates off the bus. The inmates were medically assessed and placed into shu, lock down was ordered til the noon meal. There are no staff injuries to report.

 

FMC- BUTNER- FEBRUARY 19, 2009

An inmate on staff assault occured. Staff was injured and sustained a loss of manhours.

 

USP- LEE- FEBRUARY 18, 2009

At approximately 12:00 p. m., a staff member observed an inmate  exit a unit with injuries on his face and immediately called for assistance.  The unit was secured and a review of the CCTV was conducted.  Three inmates were identified as being involved in the assault on the inmate. A lock attached to a belt was identified as being used as a weapon during the assault.  It was recovered and preserved as evidence.  The four inmates were restrained, medically assessed, and admitted into the Special Housing Unit without further incident.  The FBI was notified and an investigation continues.

 

**At 8:30 p.m., a unit officer activated his assigned body alarm, upon observing two inmates striking each other with fists to their heads and upper bodies.  The inmates were separated and restrained by responding staff.  When one inmate was being escorted to the SHU, he spit on two staff members, striking one in the leg and the other in the face.  The staff and inmates were medically assessed and the two inmates were placed in the SHU without further incident.  The FBI was notified and the investigation continues.

 

FCC- COLEMAN USP 1- FEBRUARY 18, 2009

At approximately 8:20 P.M., the SHU  officer was conducting rounds on a range, when he observed two inmates in a cell, both with injuries consistent with being involved in a fight.   The inmates were separated, medically assessed and placed in different cells, pending further investigation.
 

 

FCI- WILLIAMSBURG- FEBRUARY 18, 2009

At approximately 5:46 AM, two gang members began assaulting an inmate in the Food Service Department.  A third inmate joined in the fight.  All inmates were medically assessed and placed in Special Housing.  No staff members were injured.  The institution was placed on lock down  until mass interviews were conducted.  Normal operations resumed after the 4:00 PM count.

 

USP- LEE- FEBRUARY 17, 2009

At approximately 11:30 a.m., staff ordered an inmate to submit to hand restraints in order to receive a cell mate and he refused to comply.  Authorization was granted to assemble a calculated Use of Force team for the application of ambulatory restraints.  Confrontation avoidance was initiated and was successful.  The inmate was restrained and moved to a holding cell.

 

**At 11:40 a.m., as SHU staff retrieved food trays from an inmate threw a food tray containing a liquid substance at staff.  The contents of the food tray struck staff in the chest, legs, and arms.  Staff immediately secured the tray slot and at this time, the inmate then threw a second tray striking the cell door.  Confrontation avoidance was initiated and was successful.  Authorization was granted to assemble a calculated Use of Force team for the application of ambulatory restraints.  The inmate was placed into ambulatory restraints and medically assessed without further incident.  Notifications were made.

 

MCFP- SPRINGFIELD- FEBRUARY 17, 2009

At approximately 2:20pm, an inmate came out of the TV room and into the hallway and assaulted another inmate, knocking him to the ground.  The OIC heard the fight and responded.  He ordered the aggressor to stop his actions and the inmate initially refused.  The inmate then started walking down the hall and refused to stop when the OIC ordered him to do so.  Responding staff put the inmate on the wall and secured him.  The aggressor did not receive any injuries and the inmate that was attacked received some minor injuries that bled a little.  No staff were injured.

 

USP- LEE- FEBRUARY 16, 2009

At approximately 6:08 p.m., a unit officer called for assistance upon observing two inmates fighting in the common area.  Specifically, each inmate were striking one another in the face and upper body with their fists.  Responding staff ordered both inmates to lay on the floor and they complied.  Both inmates were restrained, medically assessed, and placed in the Special Housing Unit without further incident.  An investigation continues.

 

FCC- COLEMAN USP 1- FEBRUARY 16, 2009

At approximately 2:19 p.m., recreation staff announced a medical emergency in the Leisure Center alleging an inmate was sick lying on the floor.  Responding staff observed the inmate bleeding from the mouth area and upon closer observation noted bleeding from upper left chest area. The injuries incurred required additional medical treatment, escorted via ambulance and life flighted to an outside medical facility. The investigation continues.

 

USP- LEE- FEBRUARY 14, 2009

At approximately 6:39 p.m., as SHU staff attempted to place an inmate into a cell, he resisted staff and slipped his restraints to the front.  Staff radioed for assistance and immediately placed the inmate against the wall to gain control. Staff ordered the inmate to cease his actions, he refused,   continued to resist, and tried to break free from staff.  Due to his disruptive behavior, staff placed the inmate on the ground to gain control.  The inmate was restrained, medically assessed, and placed into an observation cell without further incident.  An investigation continues.

 

USP- LEE- FEBRUARY 13, 2009

At approximately 9:10 p.m., a unit officer called for assistance via radio upon observing six inmates engaged in a physical altercation.  One inmate assaulted another inmate by throwing a plastic chair, hitting him in the upper body.  Another inmate struck a separate inmate across the upper body with a wooden push broom.  Staff observed the inmates striking each other with a homemade weapon several times.  Responding staff separated the inmates and placed them on the ground to apply restraints to regain control of the situation.  The six inmates were escorted from the unit, medically assessed and placed into the SHU without further incident.  The FBI was notified and the investigation continues.

 

FCI- GILMER- FEBRUARY 13, 2009

An inmate was assaulted with a shank. He was stabbed at least 3 times in the back and a couple times in the hands. The institution was locked down with upper body checks conducted, two inmates where pulled population and sent to SHU, the stabbed inmate was sent to the hospital. The suspects both had weapons.  One of them ran to the laundry room and ditched his and the other inmate had one hidden in his underwear and it was discovered during a pat down in the lieutenants office.  No officers were hurt.
 

 

FCC- FORREST CITY MEDIUM- FEBRUARY 13, 2009

A staff member on evening watch inside a housing unit noticed an inmate on inmate assault.  An Inmate assaulted the other inmate with a lock in a sock weapon. The inmate was treated by medical and both inmates went to shu, no lock down needed, no staff injures.

 

USP- LEE- FEBRUARY 12, 2009

At approximately 9:47 a.m., SHU staff radioed for assistance upon observing an inmate assault another inmate in a cell.  Specifically, as staff placed the one inmate back into the cell and removed his restraints, he began striking the other inmate in the head and face with his fists.  The inmate being assaulted was still restrained.  Upon the arrival of sufficient staff, the cell door was opened and staff separated both inmates.  Both inmates were medically assessed and placed into different cells.  The FBI was notified and an investigation continues.

 

USP- HAZELTON- FEBRUARY 12, 2009

At 5:09 pm, inmate pushed female officer. No serious injuries reported.
 

 

USP- LEE- FEBRUARY 10, 2009

At approximately 7:12 a.m., a unit officer activated the assigned body alarm after observing two inmates wrestling on the floor, and each inmate striking each other with their fists.  Responding staff separated the inmates, applied hand restraints, and escorted both to the SHU to be medically assessed.  The CCTV was reviewed and revealed a third inmate involved.  Another inmate departed a cell and he was observed using his right fist to strike one inmate in the head three times.   The three inmates were placed into the SHU without further incident.  The FBI was notified and the investigation continues.

 

FCC- COLEMAN USP 1- FEBRUARY 10, 2009

While conducting random pat searches the inmate was told to submit to a pat search.  The inmate pushed the officer.  The inmate was restrained and placed in the special housing unit.  No further incident was reported.
 

 

FCI- OTISVILLE- FEBRUARY 10, 2009

A rival of gang members were involved in an incident on the Compound at about 6:50 pm which resulted in one staff member being injured and three inmates having to be taken out to local Hospitals for injuries they received during the altercation. The Inmates involved had been previously released from the Institutions Special Housing Unit at approximately 2:30 pm that same day. The Administration, ignoring information received from staff and inmates from previous meetings, intelligence gathering and two prior fights between these same rival gangs still decided that they would try to reintegrate these rival gang members into the general inmate population. The institution was  placed on lockdown.

 

FCC- COLEMAN- MEDIUM- FEBRUARY 9, 2009

At 8:58 A.M., there was a call for assistance in SHU. An officer was assaulted by an inmate. The inmate slammed  his head into the officer's face.

 

USP- LEE- FEBRUARY 8, 2009

At approximately 9:30 p.m., an housing unit Officer observed two inmates involved in a physical altercation at a cell, and activated his body alarm.  Specifically, both inmates were striking one another with their fists to the head and body.  Staff ordered both inmates to cease their actions and they complied.  Both inmates were restrained, medically assessed, and admitted into the Special Housing Unit without further incident

 

USP- HAZELTON- FEBRUARY 8, 2009

At 7:45 pm an inmate assaulted an officer. As officer was searching cell, inmate entered cell behind him and struck him in the head/face numerous times and choked him. Officer received significant facial/head injuries and was sent to a trauma center.

 

FCC- COLEMAN USP 1- FEBRUARY 8, 2009

At approximately 3:30 p.m., an officer called for medical emergency for an inmate  who was bleeding profusely from the groin area. The inmate kept stating he was not a man that he was a woman.  When questioned who cut his penis off, he stated he cut it off  and that it was in the toilet. He stated he had been a woman for 10 years with a penis, so he cut it off. He continued to say that he was a woman and that women do not have penis'. Responding staff started securing the inmate in the cell and the inmate was placed on an guerney. Once the inmate was on the gurney, the cell was secured. The Inmate was escorted to medical and he stated to an officer that he used four razor blades to remove his penis. A photo was taken of the cell and four razor blades were found on and in the sink.

 

USP- HAZELTON- FEBRUARY 8, 2009

At 7:50pm an Officer was seriously assaulted by an inmate in an unit . The officer was conducting a random shakedown of a cell and the inmate came into the cell and attacked this officer. The officer sustained a broken nose, jaw and has some damage to his teeth. He is being transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital. The Lieutenant was in the unit beside where the incident occurred signing books, so when the body alarm was activated it was a quick response with oc gas. If it wouldn't have been for the response with gas, it could've been a lot worse. The institution is on lock down for now.
 

MCFP- SPRINGFIELD- FEBRUARY 8, 2008

At approximately 5:00pm, an inmate rushed at the nurse during medication line and spit on her.  The officers working the unit took the inmate to the floor, who continued to struggle. One officer was taken to the downtown hospital for a hurt wrist.  Four staff members got blood on them from the inmate.

 

FCC- COLEMAN USP 1- FEBRUARY 7, 2009

Two inmates jump another inmate on the compound.  Possibly gang related.  All three were locked in the special housing
unit.  No further incident.
 

 

FCC- COLEMAN USP 1- FEBRUARY 7, 2009

At approximately 2:00 pm, an inmate was escorted to the Lieutenant’s Office. He stated he was asleep in his bunk and someone came into his cell and stabbed him in the shoulder. The inmate was medically assessed and placed in
Special Housing Pending SIS investigation.

 

USP- LEWISBURG- FEBRUARY 6, 2009

At approximately 9:30 a.m., two inmates in the recreation cage refused their hand restraints, during recreation in SMU.  Staff attempted to place the remaining inmates from the respective recreation cages back into hand restraints, which prompted all of the inmates to refuse.  All inmates present in the two recreation cages were suspects, associates or in support of a gang.  Four inmates were located in recreation cage #1.  Three inmates were located in recreation cage #2. Confrontation avoidance procedures proved ineffective.  A final order to submit to restraints was given by the Lieutenant, however the inmates involved refused to comply.  Staff introduced chemical agents from pepper ball launchers and an MK-09 OC streamer.  The inmates were ordered to lay on the ground, to which they complied.   
        
Following the initial use of force in the recreation cages, seven more inmates also associated or in support of the gang covered their cell windows and barricaded their assigned cells, refusing staff orders to remove the window blocks and submit to restraints. Confrontation avoidance was unsuccessful in each instance.  The inmates were given one last opportunity to submit to restraints, to which they refused.  Staff introduced chemical agents with the MK-09 OC projector jet delivery system into each inmate’s respective cell, which proved effective.  All 14 were placed in ambulatory restraints.

 

USP- LEE- FEBRUARY 5, 2009

At approximately 7:00 a.m., an inmate exited a Unit during the breakfast meal and reported to staff he had been assaulted.  Staff immediately secured the Unit.  Upon reviewing recorded video surveillance, staff identified an inmate as being the assailant.  The inmate entered the Unit at 6:42 a.m., and began striking an inmate with his closed fists to the head and face area. The assault lasted approximately 20 seconds. Both inmates were medically assessed and admitted into the Special Housing Unit without further incident.  The FBI was notified and an investigation continues.

 

**At 6:23 p.m., while staff conducted rounds on a range in the Special Housing Unit, they observedan inmate striking another inmate with his fists to the head and facial area, in a cell.  Staff radioed for assistance and ordered the inmate to cease his actions, in which he complied.  Staff ordered both inmates to submit to restraints and they complied.  Both inmates were removed from the cell, medically assessed, and placed into different cells without further incident.  The FBI was notified and an investigation continues.

 

USP- HAZELTON- FEBRUARY 4, 2009

At 6:07 p.m., a fight broke out in SMU involving 4 inmates.
 
 

USP- LEE- JANUARY 30, 2009

At approximately 12:48 p.m., staff called a fight in the Special Housing Unit. Staff were on the range retrieving food trays when they observed Inmate two inmates striking each other with their fists, to each others head and upper body areas.  Staff gave both inmates orders to stop and lay on the floor of the cell.  Neither inmate complied.  The operations lieutenant ordered the door opened and both inmates were separated and secured with hand restraints. Both inmates were medically assessed, and placed into different cells in the SHU without further incident.  An investigation continues.

 

USP- LEE- JANUARY 29, 2009

At approximately 12:25 p.m., an inmate was being interviewed by the FBI and AUSA in the R&D conference room. During the interview, the inmate attempted to get up out of the chair and leave the conference room.  Staff instructed him to remain seated.  The inmate began twisting his body and attempted to stand up. Staff ordered him again to cease his actions and remain seated.  The inmate continued to be disruptive by attempting to leave the interview.  Staff placed the inmate on the floor to regain control of him.

 

USP- MARION- JANUARY 29, 2009

At 3:10pm the unit officer hit his body alarm when five inmates started striking an inmate with closed fists and kicking him in the head and upper torso. The fight started in the corridor and progressed into an other unit's sallyport. Responding staff restrained the inmates and then took the inmates to the institution hospital and then to the SHU.

 

FCC- FORREST CITY- MEDIUM- JANUARY 29, 2009

At 07:00am, a fight on the compound broke out. Two inmates jumped on one inmate with weapons. One inmate was taken to local hospital for staples in the head. No staff injuries to report and they were not placed on lockdown.

 

USP- HAZELTON- JANUARY 28, 2009

At 6:24 p.m. a fight was announced in Corridor. 4 inmates were involved with weapons.

 

USP- LEE- JANUARY 28, 2009

At approximately 7:12 p.m., the control center announced a fight on the recreation yard.  Tower officer activated the Bi-Lingual electronic annunciator for all inmates to get on the ground.  Responding staff observed two inmates hitting each other with their fists to the upper torso and head areas.  Also observed were inmates four other inmate hitting each other with fists to the torso and upper body areas.  Two Tower Officers fired a total of six(6) ALS Bore Thunder rounds in an attempt to stop the inmates actions.  The inmates continued to fight. A Tower officer then fired three (3) 12-gauge shotgun rounds in an attempt to get the inmates to stop fighting.  The inmates continued to fight and responding staff immediately placed all the inmates on the ground to stop them from fighting and gain control of the situation.  The inmates were restrained, medically assessed and escorted to the Special Housing Unit without further incident.  The investigation continues.

 

USP- BIG SANDY- JANUARY 28, 2009

At 4:56pm, During the count an in inmate assault occurred in a two man cell. One inmate began stabbing another inmate in the head, neck and back area. Responding staff arrived and the inmate dropped his Homemade Weapon, a shank,  and gave up. The Inmate that was stabbed was taken to the local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. No staff injuries to report. Institution was placed on lockdown.

 

USP- COLEMAN 2- JANUARY 28, 2009

An unit officer activated body alarm because two inmates in  were fighting in a cell, one had to be taken to hospital due to injuries. No weapons were involved and no staff members were injuried.

 

FCI- EDGEFIELD- JANUARY 27, 2009

At approximately 12:15pm during the noon meal, Staff radioed a fight on the compound. Two inmates started fighting at the compound metal detector. A third inmate assaulted a responding staff member trying to break up the fight. The staff member suffered minor injuries. All involved inmates were placed in SHU.
 
 

USP- LEE- JANUARY 26, 2009

At approximately 3:08 p.m., staff radioed for assistance upon observing three inmate in the Facilities holding cell striking each other with closed fists to the head and upper torso areas.  Staff ordered the inmates to cease their actions and they refused to comply.  Upon the arrival of responding staff, the inmates were physically separated, restrained, medically assessed, and admitted into the Special Housing Unit. An investigation continues.

 

USP- LEE- JANUARY 25, 2009

At approximately 3:10 p.m., as staff were escorted an inmate suspected of being under the influence of intoxicants to the Special Housing Unit, he became belligerent and attempted to pull away from staff. Staff gave the inmate a direct order to cease his actions and he refused to comply. He then continued to aggressively pull away from escorting staff. As a result of his the inmates actions he was placed on the ground to gain control of his disruptive behavior and leg restraints were applied. The inmate was medically assessed and placed in Administrative Detention.  An investigation continues.

 

USP- COLEMAN 2- JANUARY 25, 2009

At approximately 2:45 PM, Staff became aware that two large group of gang member inmates were gathering on the Recreation Yard in preparation for a confrontation.  An institutional emergency call was made, and staff began responded to the recreation yard. The group of inmates circled behind and surrounded the staff who responded. After a number of staff had arrived ,  the groups clashed into a large riot  (about 100 to 120 inmates involved)  including weapons, such as Shanks—prison made knives.  It is probable that the inmates intentionally waited for staff to arrive on the yard before beginning the brawl, so that the Officer in the Tower overlooking  the scene would be reluctant to discharge his firearm on to the Recreation Yard for fear of hitting staff. A staff emergency recall was made to notify employees to report to the institution, and several Special Tactical Teams were called in to respond to the incident.  The fighting inmates refused to comply with staff’s repeated orders to stop fighting .  Staff then had to start separating and restraining inmates.  Several staff members were assaulted during this time, but none were seriously injured. Warning shots from the tower officer and non-lethal  percussion grenades were also used to disperse the inmates. An inmate brandishing a shank with an apparent intent of using it on another person (possibly a staff member) was shot by the Tower Officer.While staff responded to the Recreation Yard, several brawls broke out in various Housing Units.  It’s probable that the inmates were aware of the extreme shortage of staff at the institution that day and also counted on the fact that all available staff would be preoccupied with trying to gain control of the Recreation Yard riot. They used these factors as an opportunity to launch attacks on each other, knowing there would be slow staff response. Two  inmates were critically injured in the housing units during this time.After some control was gained on the Recreation Yard with inmate disbursed, locked down in their Housing Units , and injured inmates taken to medical,  several of the remaining inmates refused to  clear the Recreation Yard when ordered to do so. As numerous staff began to arrive at the institution and report to the Recreation Yard, the remaining inmates complied and the Recreation Yard was clear of all inmates around 6:30PM. Several Tactical teams moved throughout the units, separating the various inmate gang members and moving them into different Housing Units, both to ensure no more violence would occur and to prepare them for interviews .  Several inmates refused to move out of their cells, but seeing the tactical teams preparing to use chemical agents and force seemed to change their minds.  No further use of force was needed to gain compliance from the inmates. Eight inmates with serious injuries (at least two with critical injuries) were taken to a local hospital, with the numerous armed officers necessary to maintain security. This resulted in a lot of media attention being brought to the incident. USP 2 Remains on Lockdown status. The FBI is investigating the incident to determine why these gangs attacked each other.   Also during this riot one inmate grabbed a staff member by the throat, another inmate used a guitar to hit another staff member, and then another inmate kicked a staff member. All 3 staff members sustaied minor injuries.  

 

MCFP- SPRINGFIELD- JANUARY 23, 2009

At approximately 8:20am, two inmates begain fighting in the room of a third inmate.  The Officer activated his body alarm and responding staff seperated and restrained the two fighting inmates.  The two inmates were taken to lock-up.  There were no injuries to inmates or staff.

 

USP- LEWISBURG- JANUARY 21, 2009

At approximately 6:15 am, a fight broke out in a cell in SHU which resulted in the death of an inmate. The inmate was beat to death by the other inmate. The FBI is investigating this incident.

 

USP- HAZELTON- JANUARY 19, 2009

At 7:45 pm, an inmate assaulted an officer in SHU by throwing a liquid substance in the officer's face. The inmate then set a fire in a cell. 

 

USP- LEE- JANUARY 17, 2009

At approximately 12:42 p.m., staff were picking up trays in the Special housing Unit when an inmate threw a brown liquid substance from the food slot, striking staff in the chest and facial area. Staff immediately secured the food slot and observed the inmate turn toward another inmate and begin striking him with closed fists.  Staff called for assistance and ordered the inmate to stop his assault.  Upon the arrival of sufficient staff, the Operations Lieutenant ordered the door open and staff entered the cell.  Both inmates were placed in hand restraints and escorted out of the cell. As staff were escorting the one inmate off the range he turned his head and spit at staff. He was placed on the ground to control his disruptive behavior. Leg irons were applied and inmate  was escorted to the Special Housing recreation yard.  A staff member began talking to the inmate in an effort to calm him down and at that time, he spit on the staff member striking her on the left shoulder.

 

**At 8:36 p.m., staff radioed for assistance upon observing an inmate assaulting, striking another inmate in the back of the head with his fists in a cell.  One inmate was also observed inside the cell with blood on the left side of his head.  Staff ordered the inmates to cease their actions and they complied.  Upon the arrival of responding staff, the inmates were restrained, medically assessed, and admitted into the Special Housing Unit.  The FBI was notified and an investigation continues.

 

USP- HAZELTON- JANUARY 16, 2009

At 10:16 p.m., an inmate sets his own cell of fire in SHU.

 

USP- LEE- JANUARY 15, 2009

At approximately 6:36 a.m., Special Housing Unit staff while serving the morning meal had secured the food tray slot of a cell when, they heard loud noises coming from within a cell.  Staff then observed two inmates striking one another in the head and facial areas with their  fists.  Staff radioed for assistance and ordered both inmates to cease their actions, in which they refused to comply. Upon arrival of sufficient staff, both inmates were again ordered to cease their actions, in which they complied.  The cell door was opened and staff assumed physical control of both inmates. Both inmates were restrained and medically assessed without further incident.  Two staff members were medically assessed and completed their assigned shift.  An investigation continues.

 

**At 2:25 p.m., Special Housing Unit staff attempted to place an inmate into a cell.  The inmate refused staff orders to step to the door to remove the hand restraints.  Staff entered the cell to place him in another cell.  The inmate became non-compliant by lowering his head and stepping toward staff.  The inmate  was placed on the ground to gain control and then escorted to the holding cell. An incident report was written.

***At 5:37, p.m., two inmates approached an inmate  from behind as he was walking from a building towards the metal detector building.  One inmate approached another and struck him on the right side of his face with his right hand.  The first inmate then chased the other and made a slashing motion with his right hand at the inmate. Staff radioed for assistance as the Tower officer fired one ALS Bore Thunder round in order for the inmates to cease their actions.  Responding staff restrained each inmate without further incident.  One inmate was escorted to medical and transported to outside hospital due to the injuries he sustained. Each inmate were medically assessed and escorted to the Special Housing Unit.  The FBI was notified and an investigation continues.

 

MCFP- SPRINGFIELD- JANUARY 14. 2009

At approximately 6:30am the nurse was attempting to administer some medication to an inmate in the form of an injection.  The inmate spun around and came at the nurse aggressively.  She pushed him back and the inmate then attempted to kick her.  The inmate then attempted to exit the cell.  Officers assigned to the unit placed the inmate on the bed and the injection was given.  The officers and nurse exited the cell with no further incident.  The inmate was in hand restraints during the entire incident.  No staff or the inmate was injured.

 

USP- LEE- JANUARY 14, 2009

At approximately 2:15 p.m., Food Service radioed for assistance upon observing two inmates involved in a physical altercation in the kitchen area of Food Service.  Both inmates were aggressively grabbing one another around the head and body.  Staff ordered both inmates to cease their actions and they refused to comply.  Upon the arrival of responding staff, both inmates were separated and restrained without further incident.  Both inmates were medically assessed and admitted into the Special Housing Unit without further incident.  An investigation continues.

 

USP- LEE- JANUARY 13, 2009

At approximately 9:10 a.m., an inmate was escorted from a housing Unit to the Special Housing Unit after staff observed him apparently under the influence of intoxicants.  As staff escorted the inmate to the Special Housing Unit, he became belligerent and threatened staff.  As staff attempted to photograph him, due to pre-existing injuries, he attempted to grab the camera and spat towards staff.  The inamte was placed on the ground to gain control and restraints were applied.  The FBI was notified and the investigation continues.

 

USP- LEE- JANUARY 11, 2009

At approximately 7:25 p.m., an inmate was instructed to submit to a visual search in the Lieutenant's Office.  The inmate removed his clothing and when staff ordered him to open his mouth, so it could be searched, he refused and then became argumentative with staff and reached for his clothing.  Staff again ordered the inmate  to submit to a visual search and he attempted to put his clothing back on.  At this time, staff attempted to gain control of the inmate when the inmate turned away from staff and attempted to strike staff with his left elbow.  The inmate was placed on the wall and staff radioed for assistance.  Upon the arrival of responding staff, the inmate was restrained, medically assessed, and admitted into the Special Housing Unit without further incident.  The FBI was notified and an investigation continues.

 

FCC- TUCSON- JANUARY 10, 2009

Assault on Staff

 

FCC- TUCSON- JANUARY 9, 2009

Assault on Staff

 

USP- LEE- JANUARY 9, 2009

At approximately 9:45 a.m., Food Service staff radioed for assistance upon observing two inmates striking one another in the head with their fists. Staff ordered both inmates to cease their disruptive behavior, in which they complied. Responding staff separated and  restrained both inmates.  Both inmates were medically assessed and admitted into the Special Housing Unit without further incident.  An investigation continues.

 

USP- LEE JANUARY 8, 2009

At approximately 3:30 p.m., the a Unit Officer observed an inmate  walking into the unit and he appeared to be intoxicated.  Staff ordered the inmate to submit to hand restraints, and he refused to comply.  As staff attempted to place hand restraints on the inmate he jerked away from staff.  Staff used an immediate use of force, placing the inmate on the ground to gain control of his disruptive behavior.  The inmate  was restrained and escorted to the Lieutenant=s Office for a breathalyzer test.  The inmate was ordered to submit to a breathalyzer test, and refused to comply.  The inmate  was medically assessed and admitted into the Special Housing Unit.

 

USP- HAZELTON- JANUARY 7, 2009

At 4:02 pm, An inmate assualted a staff member. The inmate had narcotics and pulled knife on officer. 3 inmates to SHU for weapon possession, 1 for weapon/narcotics.

 

USP- LEE- JANUARY 6, 2009

At approximately 11:14 a.m., Special Housing Unit staff were feeding the noon meal.  Staff opened the tray slot on a cell, which was assigned to an inmate, to serve food trays.  When the inmate received his second food tray, he threw a brown liquid substance from the food slot, striking staff in the chest and facial area. Staff immediately secured the food slot without further incident.  Notifications were made and approval was granted to assemble a Use of Force team.  Confrontation avoidance was initiated and proved successful.  The inmate complied with staff orders to submit to restraints.  

 

**At 5:42 p.m., staff called for assistance upon observing a physical altercation on the recreation yard. Specifically, Recreation staff observed two inmates striking each other in the face and upper torso with fist.  Staff gave an order to cease the actions, in which they refused to comply and continued to fight.  The Tower Officer activated the automated voice annunciator ordering the inmates to get down on the ground, in which they refused to comply.  Perceiving a threat to the safety responding staff, the Tower Officer fired two ALS hard bang rounds and one Fin Stabilizer round.  Both imates were placed on the ground and restrained by responding staff.  Both inmates were medically assessed and admitted into the Special Housing Unit without further incident.  The FBI was notified and an investigation continues.

 

USP- HAZELTON- JANUARY 5, 2009

At 3:46 p.m a fight was announced in an unit involving 7 inmates.

 

USP- LEE- JANUARY 5, 2009

At approximately 12:30 p.m., twenty six (26) members, associates, and suspects, refused to return their food trays from the noon meal.  All of them also, covered their cell window obstructing the view inside,  not allowing staff to observe the well being of inmates in the cells, as well as placing barricades in front of the cell door. Authorization was granted by the Warden to use less lethal and chemical munitions along with the  ambulatory restraints and or hard four point restraints. Confrontational avoidance proved unsuccessful on all 26 inmates.  All inmates involved refused to remove the window coverings, barricades and return their food trays and submit to hand restraints. A calculated use of force began on January 5, 2009 at 2:15 p.m. and ended on January 6, 2009 at 4:13 a.m., which resulted in several inmates being placed into ambulatory restraints. All inmates involved were medically assessed, decontaminated by Health Services staff and placed back into separate cells without further incident. Incident reports were written, an the investigation continues.

 

USP- LEE- JANUARY 4, 2009

At approximately 9:14 p.m., an inmate was instructed to submit to a breathalyzer test.  The inmate refused to take the test and began to walk away from staff.  As staff attempted to gain control of the inmate, he became argumentative and attempted to strike staff with his left elbow.  The inmate was placed on the ground and restrained by responding staff.  The inmate was medically assessed and admitted into the Special Housing Unit without further incident.  Three staff members were medically assessed. The FBI was notified and an investigation continues.
   

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