Archive for September 2015

2015

23

Sep

Hunger Strike at Menard Correctional Center, Illinois

Menard Correctional Center, Chester, Illinois September 23, 2015 A group of prisoners relaunched their initial hunger strike of January, 2014, claiming that the administration had not done anything to address their grievances. On the first day of the strike, about 25 people gathered outside of the prison and held a noise demonstration. The hunger strike […]

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09

Sep

Uprising at Donaldson Correctional Facility, Alabama

September 9, 2015: After days of lockdown and other unusual restrictions on their movement, inmates rush an unlocked door of the dining hall en-masse and occupy it before also taking over the common area and refusing to lock down. They fight guards who attempt to subdue them. A prisoner’s report of the incident highlights its multiracial nature.

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