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2020

08

Feb

Uprising Resulted in Multiple Escapes at Big Horn County Jail, Montana

February 8, 2020: Three prisoners escaped from Big Horn County Jail after the Sheriffs office says the jail was “taken over by the inmates.”

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03

Feb

Planned Protest at Chippewa Correctional Facility, MI

February 3, 2020: In early February, three men incarcerated at Chippewa Correctional Facility in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula were accused of organizing a protest at the facility.

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27

Jan

Fire at Miami Correctional Facility, Indiana

January 27, 2020: Multiple prisoners started fires in their cells at Miami Correctional Facility on January 27, 2020, according to prison officials. The prisoners allegedly used paper and toilet paper with the electrical outlet to light the fires.

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20

Jan

Hunger Strike at Central Prison, North Carolina

January 20, 2020 – ongoing: Sixteen prisoners went on hunger strike on MLK Day in solidarity with two hundred prisoners allegedly facing brutality in the prison’s mental health unit.

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14

Jan

Uprising at Sandoval County Detention Center, New Mexico

January 14, 2020: A short uprising took place when nine prisoners refused to go back to their cells after being ordered by a guard. The prisoners blockaded a door, threw soapy water onto the floor, covered their faces, and threw a microwave and other items at the door when the special task force arrived.

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10

Jan

Attack on Guards at Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center, Massachusetts

January 10, 2020: According to state prison officials, a group of prisoners attacked guards, injuring three. Additional guards responded to the attack, and the prison was put on lockdown.

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04

Jan

Five Prisoners Killed, Two Escape Amidst Violence in Mississippi Prisons

December 29, 2019 – January 4, 2020: A series of riots and fights between prisoners in the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) has resulted in the deaths of five prisoners and two escapes.

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