Archive for October 2017

2017

31

Oct

Hunger Strikes in Maricopa County Jails, Arizona

Late October 2017: Around 23 prisoners held in the Maricopa County jails went on hunger strike to protest poor food quality.

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12

Oct

Uprising at Pasquotank Correctional Institution, North Carolina

October 12, 2017: Prisoners set fire to the “specialty sewing plant” of the prison and attempt to escape. Four prison employees are killed and several others injured.

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04

Oct

Uprising at McCormick Correctional Institution, South Carolina

October 4, 2017: Prisoners take control of a unit of the prison and set fires, chase officers with knives, and climb on the roof. They are able to hold their unit for three hours until their captors regain control.

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