The inmates had been protesting over what they said was inhumane treatment by prison officials, said sources.
Well-known figures have signed under the Twitter hashtags #NotOneDime and #BlackoutBlackFriday.
The case has triggered debates in US over the relationship between black communities and law enforcement.
What is striking about the video police showed Wednesday is the speed at which the shooting occurred.
With freezing weather hitting much of the nation, demonstrations around US dwindled on Wednesday.
Wilson defended his actions, insisting that he couldn't have done anything differently.
A look at some of the likely next steps in Ferguson.
A timeline of key events following the fatal police shooting of a black 18-year-old in Ferguson.
They led marches, waved signs and shouted chants of "Hands Up! Don't Shoot.
Thousands of people protested in U.S. cities including Los Angeles and New York against the verdict.
Obama said it was understandable that some Americans "would be angered" that police officer Darren Wilson wasn't indicted.
A grand jury decided not to indict a Ferguson police officer in the death of Michael Brown.
Hagel was planning to call his new Indian counterpart this week.
The two officers involved in the shooting have been placed on administrative leave.
The incident reignited debate over how police deal with young black men, and the racial tensions in US.
Obama's new executive order could benefit some 600,000 of the estimated 1.5 million unauthorized Asians in the US.
Raphel considered one of the leading American experts on Pakistan, was stripped of her security clearances last month.
US on Friday said it is looking forward to India's leadership and its continued participation in regional security.
Immigrants from the three countries at the center of West Africa's Ebola crisis are being offered work permits.
Barack Obama was poised to announce executive action to protect nearly 5 million immigrants from deportation.
Roofs began to creak and collapse under the weight as another storm added to epic snowfall in New York state.
Five prisoners have been released from Guantanamo Bay as part of a renewed effort to close the detention center.
Parents of a gay US student tortured and murdered in 1998 are traveling to Russia to spread message of tolerance.
US is promoting entrepreneurship in the Middle East and North Africa as a way to create jobs and counter extremism.
Seven Harvard students filed a lawsuit asking a judge to force the university to divest from fossil fuel companies.
Colombian cops no longer have to wait until they reach the top ranks to grow a moustache.
Harry Reid said Obama's executive actions will give illegal immigrants a line to come forward and get in the system.
The one-week snow totals for the Buffalo area was expected to approach the average snowfall for an entire year: close to 8 feet.
It was not immediately known if the wounded were shot by the suspected gunman.
A federal judge in Montana on Wednesday overturned the state's gay marriage ban.
American Nurses Association has urged America not to punish the objecting Guantanamo nurse.
A woman charged with lying to investigators about supporting the Islamic State militant group will remain in jail.
A US health official says the worst-case scenario forecast for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa won't happen.
A museum in Washington state is removing World War II-era weapons from an exhibit to avoid violating a new law.
Authorities said snow totals could top 6 feet in south of Buffalo, with another storm expected Thursday.
Mother of a right-to-die advocate responded angrily to criticism from the Vatican of Brittany Maynard's decision.