The Causes & Stages of Prison Riots


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What's the second stage of a prison riot, when the inmates are informally organized into inmate-led groups, and the riot expands to include more inmates?

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1. What's the fourth stage of a prison riot, when the riot ends through negotiation, physical confrontation, or surrender?

2. How do prison riots typically begin?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

A prison riot is an act of combined defiance or disorder by a group of inmates against the prison staff or another group of prisoners. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of them. You'll be assessed on your understanding of the five stages of a prison riot.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Crime and punishment
  • Causes of prison riots
  • The five stages of prison riots

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related law lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as confrontation and reaction
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding prison riots

Additional Learning

To learn more about law, review the following lesson The Causes & Stages of Prison Riots. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Learn the definition of a prison riot
  • Understand explosions
  • Know about the inmate riot at the Attica Correctional Facility in New York in 1971