Archive for April 2012

2012

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Apr

Hunger Strike at Ohio State Penitentiary

April 30th, 2012: On the day before May Day, the international day of the worker, at least 25 to 48 prisoners went on a 10 day hunger strike at OSP, a super-max prison. On May 1st, another group of prisoners who weren’t on indefinite hunger strike, engaged in a one-day fast in solidarity. Prisoners stated an interest in “joining hands in struggle toward common goals” with protest and resistance movements like Occupy Wall Street. 

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Apr

Uprising at Merrimack County House of Corrections, New Hampshire

April 10, 2012: Approximately 15 prisoners in the Delta Unit refused to lock down and took control of their tier. They built a barricade, wore masks over their faces and destroyed televisions and sprinkler heads. They held control of the unit for almost 3 hours before locking down in their cells.

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