Hunger Strike at East Mississippi Correctional Facility

Hunger Strike at East Mississippi Correctional Facility

East Mississippi Correctional Facility, Lauderdale County, Mississippi
March 1 – March 5, 2018 (Approximate)

Prisoners at a private prison run by the Management & Training Corp., launch a hunger strike in the lead-up to a trial in U.S. District court of a class-action lawsuit brought by the ACLU and the Southern Poverty Law Center on behalf of prisoners over inhumane conditions at the facility.

Walls and cell doors at East Mississippi Correctional Facility scorched by fire (Photo Source: Southern Poverty Law Center)
A cell door is covered with blood resulting from a prisoner’s self-inflicted injury at the East Mississippi Correction Center where mentally ill inmates are held in solitary confinement without proper treatment, according to a recent lawsuit (Photo source: Skipworth Report via ACLU).

A Tour of East Mississippi Correctional Facility“, ACLU, no date.


“Inside a Private Prison: Blood, Suicide and Poorly Paid Guards,” New York Times, April 3, 2018.

Dockery v. Epps: East Mississippi Correctional Facility Case,” Southern Poverty Law Center, no date.