Archive for January 2011

2011

30

Jan

Uprising at Eastman Youth Detention Center, Georgia

January 30, 2011: Five juveniles attacked a guard with a broomstick while others set fires and about refused to return to their cells. About 60 inmates were reported to participate in the uprising, causing officers from five counties to respond. The uprising lasted about an hour before officers regained control of the facility.

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24

Jan

Food Strike at California Men’s Colony

January 24 – 26, 2011: One thousand prisoners refuse meals in a hunger strike in protest of austerity measures at the prison, including cuts to programming and routine lockdowns associated with under-staffing.

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23

Jan

Disturbance at DOVE Academy for Girls, Florida

January 23, 2011: Twelve are charged after a disturbance at DOVE Academy that led to one staff member being hospitalized and some furniture being damaged at the facility

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03

Jan

Lucasville Uprising Survivors’ Hunger Strike

January 3, 2011: Three of the survivors of the Lucasville Uprising go on a 15-day hunger strike to protest the extreme conditions of their solitary confinement. The men were demanding conditions equal to that of other Ohio death row prisoners, namely contact with family, access to legal resources, access to the media, and other basic items– such as cold weather clothing.

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