Archive for August 2015

2015

30

Aug

Uprising at Baltimore Pre-Trial Complex, Maryland

August 30, 2015: Detainees refused to “lock in” and took control of their unit, building barricades and attacking guards. Eight correctional officers and six detainees were injured during the uprising.

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18

Aug

Hunger Strikes at Toronto South Detention Centre

August 18 – August 21, 2015 & November 18 – November 20, 2015: Prisoners at the Toronto South Detention Centre stage a series of hunger strikes to protest inhuman conditions at the new superjail that has been deemed a “$1-billion hellhole” by the media. Prisoners complain that due to under-staffing, they have been on lock down more than 100 days so far that year without access to phones, showers, recreation, visitation or meetings with their lawyers.

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18

Aug

Attack on Guards at Morgan County Correctional Facility, Tennessee

August 18, 2015: A series of fights broke out at Morgan County C.F. including some attacks on prison guards. Two officers were seriously injured.

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