Archive for February 2015

2015

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Feb

Hunger Strike at Georgia State Prison

February 26, 2015: At least four prisoners went on hunger strike to protest various conditions, including beatings and lack of access to sufficient food, sanitation, exercise, and an effective grievance process. They also demanded an end to the state’s Tier Program, a 2013 initiative that created three increasingly restrictive levels of “Administrative Segregation” to deal with prisoners who were deemed a significant threat to security by administrators.

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Feb

Uprising at Willacy County Correctional Center, Texas

February 20, 2015: Nearly 2,000 inmates participated in an uprising at a private prison run by Management and Training Corporation. The facility, which lies approximately 40 miles from the US-Mexico border was used primarily to house immigrants due for deportation.

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