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Under the lead of Samuel Cooke, a small group of inmates gathered weapons and explosives before rebelling against the [[NCR Military Police|military police]] staffing the facility.<ref name="HideAwayDynamite" /><ref>The [[Courier]]: ''"Tell me about the prison break."''<br />[[Samuel Cooke]]: ''"A beautiful thing. Saved a little blast powder here, hid a makeshift weapon there, and one day I orchestrated a little symphony for the NCR."''<br />([[VVault19SamuelCooke.txt|Samuel Cooke's dialogue]])</ref> Blasting their way out of the cellblock, they quickly overwhelmed what little NCR personnel were present at the site, killed the warden and established their own rule.<ref>The [[Courier]]: ''"Tell me about the correctional facility."''<br />[[Hayes]]: ''"{{Tooltip|Most people just call it NCRCF. That's NCR Correctional Facility|{As an aside, explaining the acronym} }}. A little bit ago the convicts there staged a coup, killed the guards that weren't able to escape, and have been ransacking the area since then."''<br />([[PrimmCorporalHayes.txt|Hayes' dialogue]])</ref> The prisoner population dispersed, with some following Cooke into [[Vault 19]], others staying with Eddie as Powder Gangers and [[Convict|some heading out to cause mayhem throughout the Long 15]].<ref name="Entries">[[NCR Correctional Facility terminal entries#Warden's Terminal|NCR Correctional Facility terminal entries; warden's terminal, [Guard transfers to the east.]]]: ''"They're transferring away three more of my men. They tell me it's all to keep the situation at the Dam under control, but what about this place? The situation here has become dangerous for my men and I - I know it, my men know it, and the prisoners know it. It's only a matter of time before something happens."''</ref><ref name="FNVOG">[[Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide]] Collector's Edition p.43-44: ''"'''Powder Gangers'''''<br />''The NCR Correctional Facility is the dominant location of the central Mojave Wasteland. In the distant past, it was the Jean Conservancy, a low-security all-female prison. Under recent NCR control, it was used to house prisoners on work release. The prisoners worked the railroad parallel to the Long 15 under NCR trooper supervision, maintaining the vital land link between the Boneyard and New Vegas. Eventually, prison guards (NCR troopers) were pulled away to run Colorado River border patrol. When the guard staff was low, the prisoners executed a daring and violent escape.''<br />''Because the rail crews often used explosives (typically dynamite) to blast through rock or get rid of train cars that were locked/fixed to the line, the prisoners inevitably acquired small amounts that they hid in their cells. When they made their break, they blasted their way out. The interior of the prison was clearly the scene of a large riot where the prisoners used explosives, improvised weapons, and stolen NCR trooper equipment to break through multiple walls and scatter through the desert. A lot of the prisoners weren't in on the escape plan formally; they just got caught up in the moment. Consequently, a lot of them didn't really know where to go when the dust settled. A large contingent of Powder Gangers can be found in Vault 19 through many squatted in the prison and have been informally raiding since then."''<br />([[Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide faction profiles]])</ref>
 
Under the lead of Samuel Cooke, a small group of inmates gathered weapons and explosives before rebelling against the [[NCR Military Police|military police]] staffing the facility.<ref name="HideAwayDynamite" /><ref>The [[Courier]]: ''"Tell me about the prison break."''<br />[[Samuel Cooke]]: ''"A beautiful thing. Saved a little blast powder here, hid a makeshift weapon there, and one day I orchestrated a little symphony for the NCR."''<br />([[VVault19SamuelCooke.txt|Samuel Cooke's dialogue]])</ref> Blasting their way out of the cellblock, they quickly overwhelmed what little NCR personnel were present at the site, killed the warden and established their own rule.<ref>The [[Courier]]: ''"Tell me about the correctional facility."''<br />[[Hayes]]: ''"{{Tooltip|Most people just call it NCRCF. That's NCR Correctional Facility|{As an aside, explaining the acronym} }}. A little bit ago the convicts there staged a coup, killed the guards that weren't able to escape, and have been ransacking the area since then."''<br />([[PrimmCorporalHayes.txt|Hayes' dialogue]])</ref> The prisoner population dispersed, with some following Cooke into [[Vault 19]], others staying with Eddie as Powder Gangers and [[Convict|some heading out to cause mayhem throughout the Long 15]].<ref name="Entries">[[NCR Correctional Facility terminal entries#Warden's Terminal|NCR Correctional Facility terminal entries; warden's terminal, [Guard transfers to the east.]]]: ''"They're transferring away three more of my men. They tell me it's all to keep the situation at the Dam under control, but what about this place? The situation here has become dangerous for my men and I - I know it, my men know it, and the prisoners know it. It's only a matter of time before something happens."''</ref><ref name="FNVOG">[[Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide]] Collector's Edition p.43-44: ''"'''Powder Gangers'''''<br />''The NCR Correctional Facility is the dominant location of the central Mojave Wasteland. In the distant past, it was the Jean Conservancy, a low-security all-female prison. Under recent NCR control, it was used to house prisoners on work release. The prisoners worked the railroad parallel to the Long 15 under NCR trooper supervision, maintaining the vital land link between the Boneyard and New Vegas. Eventually, prison guards (NCR troopers) were pulled away to run Colorado River border patrol. When the guard staff was low, the prisoners executed a daring and violent escape.''<br />''Because the rail crews often used explosives (typically dynamite) to blast through rock or get rid of train cars that were locked/fixed to the line, the prisoners inevitably acquired small amounts that they hid in their cells. When they made their break, they blasted their way out. The interior of the prison was clearly the scene of a large riot where the prisoners used explosives, improvised weapons, and stolen NCR trooper equipment to break through multiple walls and scatter through the desert. A lot of the prisoners weren't in on the escape plan formally; they just got caught up in the moment. Consequently, a lot of them didn't really know where to go when the dust settled. A large contingent of Powder Gangers can be found in Vault 19 through many squatted in the prison and have been informally raiding since then."''<br />([[Fallout: New Vegas Official Game Guide faction profiles]])</ref>
   
The revolt shut down [[Highway 93]] and the NCR's main road to Vegas. The situation worsened when the Powder Gangers stole [[Sloan]]'s dynamite supply, shutting down [[Quarry Junction]] and inadvertently unleashing deathclaws on the quarry and the highway.<ref name="ChompsDynamite">The [[Courier]]: ''"Where'd the Deathclaws come from?"''<br />[[Chomps Lewis]]: ''"They moved into the quarry after the Powder Gangers came through and made off with most of our dynamite. We shut the quarry down while we waited for the NCR to get us some more blasting sticks, but now the Deathclaws have shown up. The NCR's a no-show, and my men and I have got nothing to do but sit on our asses all day. It's damn frustrating."''<br />([[QJChompsLewis.txt|Chomps Lewis' dialogue]])</ref> Eventually, the gangers established a sizable presence outside the prison, with a ring of camps around it, focused on raiding caravans that tried to push through to Vegas and launch attacks to terrorize the local towns of [[Goodsprings]], [[Sloan]] and [[Primm]].<ref>The [[Courier]]: ''"Tell me about the Powder Gangers."''<br />[[Chomps Lewis]]: ''"They're a bunch of escaped cons from down south. The NCR was using them to maintain the railways as part of their sentence. I don't know who screwed up, but the Powder Gangers are loose. It was one group that attacked us and took our entire supply of dynamite."''<br />([[QJChompsLewis.txt|Chomps Lewis' dialogue]])</ref><ref>The [[Courier]]: ''"One of the convicts from NCRCF is looking for a pardon so he can protect Primm."''<br />[[Knight (Fallout: New Vegas)|Knight]]: ''"{{Tooltip|One of the Powder Gangers?|{Disbelief} }} {{Tooltip|They've been nothing but trouble for us - why would we want one of them anywhere in an official capacity?|{Slight anger, they're like terrorists} }}"''<br />([[VMOMajorKnight.txt|Knight's dialogue]])</ref>
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The revolt shut down [[Highway 93]] and the NCR's main road to Vegas. The situation worsened when the Powder Gangers stole [[Sloan]]'s dynamite supply, shutting down [[Quarry Junction]] and inadvertently unleashing deathclaws on the quarry and the highway.<ref name="ChompsDynamite">The [[Courier]]: ''"Where'd the Deathclaws come from?"''<br />[[Chomps Lewis]]: ''"They moved into the quarry after the Powder Gangers came through and made off with most of our dynamite. We shut the quarry down while we waited for the NCR to get us some more blasting sticks, but now the Deathclaws have shown up. The NCR's a no-show, and my men and I have got nothing to do but sit on our asses all day. It's damn frustrating."''<br />([[QJChompsLewis.txt|Chomps Lewis' dialogue]])</ref> Eventually, the gangers established a sizable presence outside the prison, with a ring of camps around it, focused on raiding caravans that tried to push through to Vegas and launch attacks to terrorize the local towns of [[Goodsprings]], [[Sloan]] and [[Primm]].<ref>The [[Courier]]: ''"Tell me about the Powder Gangers."''<be />[[Chomps Lewis]]: ''"They're a bunch of escaped cons from down south. The NCR was using them to maintain the railways as part of their sentence. I don't know who screwed up, but the Powder Gangers are loose. It was one group that attacked us and took our entire supply of dynamite."''<be />([[QJChompsLewis.txt|Chomps Lewis' dialogue]])</ref><ref>The [[Courier]]: ''"One of the convicts from NCRCF is looking for a pardon so he can protect Primm."''<br />[[Knight (Fallout: New Vegas)|Knight]]: ''"{{Tooltip|One of the Powder Gangers?|{Disbelief} }} {{Tooltip|They've been nothing but trouble for us - why would we want one of them anywhere in an official capacity?|{Slight anger, they're like terrorists} }}"''<br />([[VMOMajorKnight.txt|Knight's dialogue]])</ref>
   
 
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