Archive for February 2016

2016

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Feb

Uprising at Regina Provincial Correctional Center, Saskatchewan, Canada

February 22, 2016: A group of prisoners participate in an uprising causing an estimated $55,000 in damage in order to demand that other members of their organization be put on the same range. The prisoners signed a note demanding transfer of other members of the Saskatchewan Warriors. According to the Regina Leader-Post: “a group of inmates on Tiers 1 and 2 of Unit 2 were exercising when they simultaneously began breaking off sprinkler heads and smashing windows on the range. During the incident, the men armed themselves with brooms, mops, pails and wheels broken off carts.”

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Feb

Uprising at Oahu Community Correctional Center, Hawaii

February 11, 2016: At least 15 prisoners light fires, tear bunks from the walls and flood the unit’s second floor with water by blocking up toilets and sinks at the state’s largest prison. Officials claim that the riot is the biggest the state has seen in 30 years. According to the prison administration, the prisoners’ actions were partially in response to the prison’s failure to supply them with writing materials to file grievances.

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