April 29, 2016: Four prisoners "become unruly" damaging about 11 sprinklers in the holding cell, flooding it and the public defenders' office below. The water causes approximately $100,000 in damage. The prisoners are charged with criminal mischief and terroristic threats,
April 21 - December 21, 2016 (exact dates uncertain): Between (at least) April and December of 2016, dozens of detainees at the Stewart Detention Center launch rolling hunger strikes in protest of their confinement and treatment by ICE.
April 13, 2016: At least half of the 79 prisoners in general population refuse to go to their cells in a "non-violent protest" of recent policy changes at the jail. Initially "mischaracterized as a riot" according to Sheriff William King, the protest brings emergency
April 12, 2016: The food strike started on 3/20 spreads to a third facility in Michigan with at least 660 prisoners refusing meals at Cotton, as reported by the prison administration.
April 11, 2016: Prisoners take control of a 180-person dorm during a 5 hour uprising, holding a guard hostage and assaulting him. While staff attempts to regain control of the unit, a total of three guards are stabbed.
April 4-20, 2016: Prisoners call for a strike across Texas, spreading the word to the outside primarily through Incarcerated Worker's Organizing Committee (IWOC) networks. At least 4 prisons participate in the rolling work strikes. The announcement of the nationally
April 4, 2016: A corrections officer at the Columbia Correctional Institution was stabbed and several others injured in an ambush by prisoners.