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Mock Prison Riot: What's New in 2010

NCJ Number
Corrections Today Volume: 72 Issue: 3 Dated: June 2010 Pages: 82,84
Cynthia R. Barone; Sharon Goudy; Brian Higgins
Date Published
June 2010
2 pages
This article briefly describes the 14th Annual Mock Prison Riot held in May 2010 at the former West Virginia Penitentiary.
The 14th Annual Mock Prison Riot was held in May 2010 on the grounds of the former West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville. The Mock Prison Riot affords manufacturers the opportunity to showcase emerging law enforcement, corrections, homeland security, and military technologies as well as for law enforcement and corrections professionals to test those technologies in simulated real-world scenarios that consist of prison breaks, mass disasters and terrorist attacks. Staged annually since 1997, the Mock Prison Riot today is a 5-day event. The 2010 Mock Prison Riot included 1,422 attendees from 44 States and 16 foreign countries. The 2010 event included tactical training scenarios, technology assessments and evaluations, exhibits by technology manufacturers, workshops, skills competitions, and opportunities for feedback and networking. All events at mock prison riots are free; however, they are only open to active or retired law enforcement and corrections practitioners, support personnel, and the military (active or retired).


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