Federal Correctional Institution, Fairton, Fairfield Township, New Jersey
December 17, 2012

Prisoners participated in a food strike in response to a new policy regarding “contraband.”  The new policy would implement a rule that would make it so that: (a) if contraband is found in common areas and (b) if the “responsible” party fails to come forward, then all the prisoners on a particular block and/or unit may be subject to successively harsher sanctions, including loss of television, loss of telephone and loss of visitation.  When the rule was announced some prisoners refused to enter the chow hall in protest.   The prison responded by immediately locking down the entire institution for 10 days.

 

Citations:

“Fairton Lockdown”, BOPblog, Decemeber 21, 2012.

“Nonviolent Protest at Fairton?”, Federal Prison Blog, January 4, 2013.

“What Happened at FCI Fairton?”, Federal Prison Blog, January 9, 2013.