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.
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
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.
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.