Archive for July 2011

2011

07

Jul

Uprising by Vermont Prisoners at Franklin County Jail, Massachusetts

July 7, 2011: At least 15 Vermont prisoners housed in the Massachusetts jail refuse to lock down in their cells and destroy prison infrastructure and throw furniture, blankets and other debris “over the railing” on to the tier below. The riot lasts approximately 3 hours before it is subdued by prison guards.

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03

Jul

Pelican Bay Hunger Strike, California

July 1, 2011: Pelican Bay SHU prisoners issue five demands and begin a hunger strike. At least 6,600 prisoners across the state of California join in solidarity. After nearly four weeks without food, prisoners enter negotiations with the California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation (CDCR) and cease the hunger strike on July 20th, giving CDCR a few weeks to implement changes. The changes do not come.

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