8.2 Union Correctional

According to the superintendent, a riot was caused in the Florida State Prison’s Union Correctional Institution in Raiford on July 5th, 1981 by 22 prisoners who were intoxicated, and the only way to subdue them was to deploy a thermal fogger (United Press International 1981). As a result of two officers being “slightly injured” and three inmates being stabbed, an investigation was launched that caused the event to be picked up in the newspapers (United Press International 1981).