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2019

04

Dec

Two Prisoners Barricade their Cell at Marble Valley Regional Correctional, Vermont

December 5, 2019: Two prisoners at the Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility barricaded themselves in their cell and refused orders from guards, according to WCAX. The prison’s “special response team” was called in to end the standoff.

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03

Dec

Detained Asylum Seekers Stage Protest at Winn Correctional Center, Louisiana

December 3rd, 2019: Detainees who are currently seeking asylum in Winn Correctional Center (WCC) refused to move back to their cells in a protest over their prolonged detention, some having spent over 8 months awaiting parole.

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30

Nov

Four Prisoners Escape from Davidson County Juvenile Detention Facility, Tennessee

November 30, 2019: Four prisoners escaped from the Davidson County Juvenile Detention Facility by running out the front door while guards were distracted.

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30

Nov

Majority of Prisoners Sign Petition at Nebraska State Penitentiary

Late November, 2019: 780 prisoners at the facility sign a petition addressed to the press, the ombudsman, and the ACLU to protest a range of issues from lockdowns to programming to food quality.

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19

Nov

Prisoners attempt to take over unit at Southern State Correctional Facility, Vermont

November 19, 2019: Prisoners at Southern State Correctional Facility, Vermont’s largest prison, allegedly attempted to take over a unit at the prison, according to a Vermont Department of Corrections press release. Corrections Commissioner Mike Touchette said in a press release that one prisoner hit a corrections officer in the head with a blunt object while two others attacked another prisoner.

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31

Oct

Attack on Guards at Yakima County Jail, Washington

October 31, 2019: Five prisoners were charged with rioting at Yakima County Jail after a fight broke out with two correctional officers.

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30

Oct

Hunger Strike and Work Strike at Santa Rita County Jail, California

October 30, 2019: Detainees at the Santa Rita County Jail staged a one-day hunger strike and work strike in protest of “widespread institutional neglect and abuse, including unsanitary living conditions, price gouging, poor medical care, forced labor, and lack of access to legal resources.”

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18

Oct

Hunger Strike at Northwest Detention Center, Washington

October 18, 2019: More than two hundred detainees began a hunger strike on Friday at the Northwest Detention Center, a privately-run immigrant detention center, according to the immigrant advocate group La Resistencia.

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07

Oct

Hunger Strike and Work Stoppage at Clallam Bay Corrections Center, Washington

October 7, 2019 – October 12, 2019: Prisoners at the Clallam Bay Corrections Center began a hunger strike and work stoppage on Monday, October 7 in response to numerous grievances with the facility including food issues, compensation for labor, lack of exercise equipment and complaints about outsourced services such as J-Pay and Global Telelink.

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29

Sep

Four Prisoners Escape from Gallia County Jail, Ohio

September 29, 2019: Four prisoners overpowered guards and escaped from the Gallia County Jail around 12:15 a.m. in a car stolen from a guard.

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