LUCASVILLE – April 11, 1993 450 inmates rioted at took over the maximum security prison located in Lucasville Ohio. The riot lasted 11 days and 10 nights.
- On the first day, rioters killed 5 inmates and put their bodies outside in the yard to let the police know they were serious
- Another four were killed in the next several days as demands were not met.
- A total of 14 correction officers were taken into custody, six were released on the first day and the others were held hostage until the siege ended
- One Correctional officer was murdered during the event corrections officer Robert Vallandingham
- Damage to the prison cost the State of Ohio 40 million dollars.
- Ohio officers called in the national guard with bulldozers for fear the prisoners were tunneling out of the prison.
- The uprising ended after the police agreed to prisoners’ demands for religious freedoms, tuberculosis testing, and interaction of prison cells.