Archive for July 2013

2013

19

Jul

Attack on Guards at Arizona State Prison Complex – Winslow

July 19, 2013: Two inmates attack a guard as she is escorting over 50 prisoners. The officers family believes the attack to be a response to the officer providing a drug tip to the department of corrections.

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08

Jul

California Prison Hunger Strike

July 8 – September 5, 2013: Following more delays and slow response to 2011 hunger strikes, Pelican Bay prisoners start another hunger strike in California. Over 30,000 prisoners join in, including hundreds throughout the United States. This is the largest hunger strike in history, bringing the issue of solitary confinement to the attention of the media, legislators, the United Nations, and the public in general.

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