"Once again, riot, mayhem, and a chance to experience cutting-edge law enforcement and corrections technologies in action took place in West Virginia. The 14th Annual Mock Prison Riot, 'Where Technology Meets Mayhem,' was held May 2--5, 2010, on the grounds of the former West Virginia Penitentiary in Moundsville. The Mock Prison Riot provides a one-of-a-kind opportunity for manufacturers to showcase emerging law enforcement, corrections, homeland security, and military technologies and for law enforcement and corrections professionals to test those technologies in simulated real-world scenarios that include prison breaks, mass disasters and terrorist attacks. The event is an initiative of the West Virginia High Technology Consortium (WVHTC) Foundation, and is funded by the National Institute of Justice. The Mock Prison Riot has been staged annually since 1997, and has grown from a one-day to a five-day event (including the skills competition, which is hosted and managed by the West Virginia Division of Corrections Special Operations Unit). This year, the riot had 1,422 attendees from 44 states and 16 foreign countries. Countries represented at the riot for the first time in 2010 included Bangladesh, Germany, Hong Kong, Peru, the Philippines, Portugal and Yugoslavia. One hundred sixteen exhibitors participated, and more than 380 police officers took part in 70 scenarios."
American Correctional Association
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