Archive for May 2020

2020

12

May

Redgranite Correctional

Disturbance at Redgranite Correctional Institution, Wisconsin

May 11, 2020: A unit at Redgranite Correctional refused to comply with staff directives after the prison was placed on “modified movement” status, a form of lockdown. The modified status was instituted after a guard tested positive for Covid-19.

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06

May

Documents Reveal a Series of Protests and Uprisings at Cook County Jail, Chicago

April 29, 2020: Documents recently released by the Cook County Sheriff’s Office reveal numerous incidents of prisoner-led protest and rebellion against guards and staff in the midst of the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak at the facility. As of May 6, more than 500 detainees at the Cook County Jail have tested positive for Covid-19 and 7 have died, according to statistics gathered by Injustice Watch and documents filed in court.

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02

May

Protest and Hunger Strike at Dillwyn Correctional Center, Virginia

May 2: In early May, a hunger strike and protest erupted due to COVID-19 at Dillwyn Correction Center in Virginia. Shortly after the disturbances, several prisoners were transferred to another prison for “security reasons,” but the Department of Corrections in Virginia has declined to provide further information.

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01

May

Disturbance and Mass Escape at Michigan Youth Facility After Staff Restrain Teen to Death

May 1, 2020: 25-28 youths escaped from Lakeside Academy after witnessing a fellow resident, 16-year-old Cornelius Frederick, be killed by staff after they restrained him by sitting on his chest for 9 minutes.

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