Archive for June 2016

2016

19

Jun

Cavs Fan Rebellion at Rikers Island

June 19, 2016: After the COs broke a promise to allow the inmates to watch the Cavs game 7 of the NBA finals, inmates built barricades and held the rec room for two hours.

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10

Jun

Uprising at Franklin Correctional Institution, Florida

June 10th, 2016: Over 300 hundred prisoners participated in an uprising that began late at night on June 10th. According to prison officials, prisoners jumped a guard and took over two housing dorms before proceeding to destroy nearly everything in the dorms.

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09

Jun

Protest at Toronto South Detention Centre

June 9, 2016: As many as 160 prisoners at the Toronto South Detention Centre refused to return to their cells in protest of inhuman conditions caused, in part, by frequent lockdowns. Prisoner sat in the prison yard during the protest.

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07

Jun

Dying to Live Hunger Strikes, Wisconsin

June 7, 2016 – January 26, 2017: A group of prisoners at Waupun Correctional announce the “Dying to Live” hunger strike against long term solitary confinement. The protest spreads as prisoners in Columbia and Green Bay join or organize rolling hunger strikes under different demands. After ten days, WI DOC begins force feeding prisoners, breaking many. Cesar DeLeon and LaRon McKinley continue to refuse food and endure force feeding, DeLeon holding out for more than seven months. Outside supporters stage a series of demonstrations in solidarity with the hunger strikers

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