December 19, 2013: Two deputies performing security checks were attacked by prisoners. When two additional deputies came to their aid, they were also attacked. According to the sheriff's department, the prisoners were attempting to escape.
October 13, 2013: A group of 15 prisoners stage a week long hunger strike "to protest too much abuse, neglect, sanitation issues etc." At the launch, prisoners express their solidarity with the massive California hunger strike earlier in the year.
September 20, 2013: About 200 immigrant detainees stage a protest and hunger strike in response to a recent mass transfer and the prison conditions that denied them access to their legal counsel, family visitation, and recreational programming. Due to the lack off
August 17, 2013: A fight between two groups of juvenile detainees escalated into an uprising that destroyed 18 of facility's 20 buildings, causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in damage. The boys stole a guard's radio and all of the facility's golf carts and set a trash
July 19, 2013: Two inmates attack a guard as she is escorting over 50 prisoners. The officers family believes the attack to be a response to the officer providing a drug tip to the department of corrections.
July 8 - September 5, 2013: Following more delays and slow response to 2011 hunger strikes, Pelican Bay prisoners start another hunger strike in California. Over 30,000 prisoners join in, including hundreds throughout the United States. This is the largest hunger strike in
June 3, 2013: After a prisoner was caught trying to retrieve a package of contraband thrown over the fence, other prisoners in his dorm fought and protested, refusing to return to their cells. Guards deployed tear gas to regain control. One guard and one prisoner reported
April 11, 2013: Three inmates on death row for their involvement in the 1993 Lucasville prison uprising stage a hunger strike on the 20th anniversary of the uprising. The men are protesting the state's refusal to allow them sit-down media interviews about their cases. They
April 9, 2013: Approximately 40 prisoners refused to leave the dining hall and, as the protest escalated, damaged prison infrastructure. According to a source who spoke with Survivors of Prison Violence Arizona, the conflict began when all the kitchen staff were fired and
March 27, 2013: A large group of prisoners staged a protest in the prison yard around 10 a.m. The protest lasted throughout the day, with prisoners eventually returning to their cells late that night.