December 27-28, 2016: About 80 prisoners at Baraga Correctional Facility in Michigan refused to go to the chow hall during meal time for at least two days in order to protest the quality and the quantity of food served to them by private contractor Trinity Services Group.
December 25, 2016: Six inmates escaped early on Christmas day by removing a toilet from a wall and climbing through the hole.
December 20-21, 2016: A riot involving at least a hundred prisoners breaks out in the medium security unit. Guards fire live ammunition at prisoners and one prisoner is shot.
December 14, 2016: At least 185 prisoners refuse to attend their normally-scheduled activities and instead mask up, destroy surveillance cameras, erect barricades, set fires, destroy significant portions of the prison and smash a hole in the floor so they can move to
November 21, 2016: Nine prisoners engaged in a five hour long standoff with guards after the Colorado jail switched it's food provider to Trinity Food Services, which prisoners complained was giving inadequate portions.
October 23, 2016: Prisoners start fires in two buildings of the prison, break windows, damage dorms and attack two prison vehicles.
October 16-29, 2016: Immigrant detainees re-launch their hunger strike (which had ended in July) in protest of their placement in maximum security prisons, indefinite detention of immigrants and a variety of other grievances. The outside group End Immigration Detention
October 17-30, 2016: More than a hundred prisoners stage a two week hunger strike in protest of prison conditions. "Prisoners United of Silicon Valley" a group well-connected with local civil rights organizers leads the strike, coordinating with other California prisons and jails.
October 1, 2016: According to the Free Alabama Movement, Holman guards quit en masse. One guard is quoted as saying, "We’re tired of them playing games with y’all and our lives. It doesn’t make any sense. You be safe Lil Brother."
September 29, 2016: Four guards are stabbed by prisoners, including a lieutenant and sergeant. Two are flown to hospital in critical condition.