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2014

20

Aug

Uprising at Cibola County Correctional Facility, New Mexico

August 20, 2014: After a pattern of reported medical neglect and not providing an on-staff medical doctor, a disturbance occurred in a housing unit which then led to assaults on two correctional officers – a lieutenant and a sergeant. For approximately 45 minutes, prisoners attempted to destroy everything in the housing unit, causing $75,000 worth of damage.

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08

Jul

Disturbance at Lieber Correctional Institute, South Carolina

July 8 – 9, 2014: Prisoners in the Ashley Unit assaulted an officer, took his keys and started unlocking cells. One prisoner, Ryan Wright, was beaten and stabbed by other prisoners during the incident. It is unclear whether there was any damage to prison infrastructure. Five prisoners and 3 guards were sent to the hospital for treatment following the disturbance.

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09

Jun

Uprising and Hunger Strikes at Immigrant Detention Center in Georgia

June 9 – 12, 2014 (exact dates of hunger strike uncertain): At least 27 detainees “incite a disturbance” in one of the pods, protesting food quality issues. Days later, hundreds of detainees throw away their dinner, launching a hunger strike.

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22

Apr

Attack on guards at Saskatchewan Federal Penitentiary, Canada

April 22, 2014: Approximately five prisoners attacked two prison guards at around 8 in the evening, which ended with both guards and one of the prisoners requiring medical treatment.

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18

Apr

Free Alabama Movement Second Strike Attempt

April 18-20, 2014: Following the January action, FAM spokespeople attempt to announce statewide strike through media outreach. Pre-emptive transfers and isolation of strike leaders stunts participation.

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19

Mar

Uprising at Manatee Regional Juvenile Detention Center, Florida

March 19, 2014: Following a disturbance earlier in the day, youths took control of Bravo 2 module and caused significant damage to prison infrastructure. The youths “displayed defiant and unruly behavior” toward detention officers, refusing to comply with orders. Photos of the damage, obtained by the Miami Herald as part of their investigation into the Florida Juvenile Justice system, show “an overturned couch, toppled file cabinet, dangling light fixtures, missing ceiling tiles, debris everywhere and a bookshelf that appears to have been tossed.”

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17

Mar

Hunger Strike at Corely Detention Center in Texas

March 17, 2014: Detainees at the Joe Corley Detention Center launch hunger strike in solidarity with detainees on strike in Tacoma, Washington. Outside supporters stage two solidarity actions, one at the facility, and the other in downtown Houston.

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07

Mar

Hunger Strike at Northwest Detention Center, Washington

March 7, 2014 – May 1, 2014: At least 750 detainees launch a hunger strike and call for an end to deportations. The action begins a series of hunger strikes and outside demonstrations that will unfold throughout the year. Years later in 2017 and 2018, NWDC will be the site of another series of hunger strikes.

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04

Mar

Four Escape from Otero County Jail, Colorado

March 4, 2014: Four inmates escaped from Otero County Jail after overpowering guards.

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18

Feb

Uprising at Lorrie Yeager Jr. Juvenile Center, West Virginia

February 18, 2014: Six teens are charged with rioting after an uprising that did more than $40,000 in damages.

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