Archive for June 2014

2014

23

Jun

Uprising at Lincoln County Jail, Oklahoma

June 23, 2014: Approximately 28 prisoners participated in an uprising at the Lincoln County Jail following a cell search that resulted in the confiscation of tattoo equipment. The prisoners broke a metal pole and used it to smash multiple windows in the jail.

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16

Jun

Food Strike at SCI Coal Township, Pennsylvania

June 16, 2014: Approximately 1,300 prisoners participated in a food strike at SCI Coal Township in Central Pennsylvania in protest of a variety of conditions at the prison, including a recent cut back in food portions.

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09

Jun

Uprising and Hunger Strikes at Immigrant Detention Center in Georgia

June 9 – 12, 2014 (exact dates of hunger strike uncertain): At least 27 detainees “incite a disturbance” in one of the pods, protesting food quality issues. Days later, hundreds of detainees throw away their dinner, launching a hunger strike.

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07

Jun

Helicopter Escape from Quebec Detention Center, Canada

June 7, 2014: Three prisoners escaped in a helicopter piloted by an unknown person. The helicopter landed in the yard of the prison where three prisoners boarded it before it took off westward towards Montreal. The prisoners were at large for over two weeks before law enforcement captured them in a new upscale condominium development in Montreal.

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