Archive for March 2014

2014

19

Mar

Uprising at Manatee Regional Juvenile Detention Center, Florida

March 19, 2014: Following a disturbance earlier in the day, youths took control of Bravo 2 module and caused significant damage to prison infrastructure. The youths “displayed defiant and unruly behavior” toward detention officers, refusing to comply with orders. Photos of the damage, obtained by the Miami Herald as part of their investigation into the Florida Juvenile Justice system, show “an overturned couch, toppled file cabinet, dangling light fixtures, missing ceiling tiles, debris everywhere and a bookshelf that appears to have been tossed.”

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17

Mar

Hunger Strike at Corely Detention Center in Texas

March 17, 2014: Detainees at the Joe Corley Detention Center launch hunger strike in solidarity with detainees on strike in Tacoma, Washington. Outside supporters stage two solidarity actions, one at the facility, and the other in downtown Houston.

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11

Mar

Mass Escape Attempt at George Motchan Detention Center, New York

March 11, 2014: Four prisoners broke the toilets out of their solitary confinement cells and used them to smash holes in the walls of five cells. The prisoners climbed through the holes and then confronted a guard with bricks from the walls. The guard retreated and the prisoners entered the dayroom and refused to leave.

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07

Mar

Hunger Strike at Northwest Detention Center, Washington

March 7, 2014 – May 1, 2014: At least 750 detainees launch a hunger strike and call for an end to deportations. The action begins a series of hunger strikes and outside demonstrations that will unfold throughout the year. Years later in 2017 and 2018, NWDC will be the site of another series of hunger strikes.

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04

Mar

Four Escape from Otero County Jail, Colorado

March 4, 2014: Four inmates escaped from Otero County Jail after overpowering guards.

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01

Mar

Mass Escape at LaSalle Parish Correctional Facility, Louisiana

March 1, 2014: Three prisoners at the LaSalle Parish Correctional Facility, a private prison owned and operated by the LaSalle Management Corporation, stole a truck and escaped from the prison early Saturday morning.

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