Archive for June 2019

2019

30

Jun

Hunger Strike at Yuba County Jail, California

June 30-July 7, 2019: Thirty-six immigrant detainees at the Yuba County Jail launched a hunger strike in protest of various conditions at the facility including inadequate medical care, unhealthy food, a lack of access to showers, and cockroaches and rodents. By Wednesday, when Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officially recognized the strike, participation had dropped to 15.

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30

Jun

Hunger Strike at Robert Presley Detention Center, California

June 30-July 15, 2019: Four female prisoners housed at the Robert Presley Detention Center engaged in a 16-day hunger strike in protest of various conditions at the facility, including sexual harassment by guards, lack of mental health treatment and lack of adequate time out of their cells, according to The Press-Enterprise of Southern California.

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27

Jun

Food Strike at California State Prison, Corcoran

June 27, 2019-ongoing: At least half of the prisoners in the 3C unit of the California State Prison, Corcoran began a food strike on June 27 in protest of a change in prison policy that would take kitchen jobs away from general population and give them to prisoners in protective custody, according to multiple sources. Prisoners are refusing state-issued “trays” but are instead eating bag lunches provided by the prison.

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22

Jun

Protest at Minnesota Correctional Facility – Shakopee

June 22, 2019: According to the Industrial Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC), 100 of the 130 prisoners in the Anthony Unit of the Minnesota Correctional Facility-Shakopee wore blue to protest treatment of LGBTQ prisoners at the facility. The Shakopee prison is a women’s facility.

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14

Jun

Hunger Strike at Limestone Correctional Facility, Alabama

June 14, 2019: Five men incarcerated at Limestone C.F. went on a hunger strike that lasted for close to two weeks.

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03

Jun

Disturbance at Alder Conservation Camp, California

June 3, 2019: Three prisoners and one staff member were injured after what the California Department of Corrections called a “riot” at Alder Conservation Camp. While details remain unclear, about 40 prisoners reportedly participated in the disturbance at the camp that houses about 100 minimum security prisoners.

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