Archive for April 2013

2013

11

Apr

Lucasville Survivors Hunger Strike at Ohio State Penitentiary

April 11, 2013: Three inmates on death row for their involvement in the 1993 Lucasville prison uprising stage a hunger strike on the 20th anniversary of the uprising. The men are protesting the state’s refusal to allow them sit-down media interviews about their cases. They are joined by a fourth inmate doing life in prison for his involvement in the uprising.

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09

Apr

Protest and Uprising at Arizona State Prison Complex–Lewis

April 9, 2013: Approximately 40 prisoners refused to leave the dining hall and, as the protest escalated, damaged prison infrastructure. According to a source who spoke with Survivors of Prison Violence Arizona, the conflict began when all the kitchen staff were fired and replaced with other workers. The event began as a sit down strike and escalated into an uprising:

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