August 19, 2017: Nearly 100 prisoners at a women's facility refuse meals for one day in solidarity with Millions for Prisoners and those experiencing repression following the national prison strike of September, 2016. Prisoners share commissary food items and make sure each
September 26-30, 2016: Amid frequent shakedowns, transfers and other retaliation for participating in the nation-wide strike, a prisoner named Michael Lorenzo Jones is killed in a fight between prisoners at McCormick CI. The Department of Corrections responds with a
September 10, 2016: Prisoners at Kinross Correctional Facility organize a work stoppage and sit-down protest that escalates into a mass protest in the prison yard demonstrating the unity of the prisoners. After being promised that their demands will be heard, the prisoners
September 9, 2016: Several strike organizers inside Deer Ridge CI are preemptively transferred to avoid a kitchen work stoppage. Outside supporters organize a related phone zap and hold a rowdy demo in downtown Portland.
September 9, 2016: Hunger strikes announced at the Ohio State Penitentiary (supermax) and the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville. Free Ohio Movement releases extensive list of demands. Prisoner organizer Siddique Abdullah Hasan is framed and repeatedly
September 9, 2016: Prisoners across seven facilities in Texas go on strike to protest their conditions of confinement, including unpaid prison labor, toxic water, mold, and excessive heat. With multiple prisons on lockdown and restrictions on both incoming and outgoing
September 9, 2016: Women prisoners participate in the national work stoppage.
September 9-23, 2016: Prisoners issue a list of demands and those affiliated with Jailhouse Lawyers Speak report that incarcerated individuals at multiple facilities across South Carolina refuse to go to work and are locked down. They hold down work stoppages and disruptions
September 9, 2016: Prisoners refuse to go to work, specifically stopping operations in the kitchen and the facility's tag plant. Reports from prisoners state that officers are performing prison labor duties, while prisoners sleep in and read during a lock-down.
September 9, 2016: Approximately 350 of the prison's 1500 prisoners refuse to work. Prison workers strike from the furniture factory, kitchen, landscaping, and janitorial duty.