Hundreds of prisoners in the Cook Unit of the Eyman prison in Florence, Arizona reportedly surrounded prison staff and destroyed prison infrastructure during an uprising Wednesday afternoon
August 21 - September 9, 2018 (exact dates vary based on location): Prisoners with Jailhouse Lawyers Speak and other organizations issued 10 national demands with a call to action for work stoppages, sit-down strikes, hunger strikes and boycotts of the commissary. Organizers
August 21, 2018: Prisoners transferred from the Nevada Department of Corrections to the Saguaro Correctional Center in Eloy, Arizona went on hunger strike in coordination with the National Hunger Strike.
March 1-2, 2018: After guards beat an intoxicated prisoner, at least 600 prisoners participate in an uprising in which they attack guards, set fires, throw rocks, attack prison infrastructure and break into the healthcare unit. One prisoner, Adam Coppa, is shot and killed
Late October 2017: Around 23 prisoners held in the Maricopa County jails went on hunger strike to protest poor food quality.
July 1 - July 4, 2015: Prisoners at the Arizona State Prison in Kingman, a private prison run by the Management & Training Corporation (MTC), riot for three days following an attack on guards. Following the riots, the governor of Arizona announces that the state would be
June 13, 2015: Over 200 detainees sat down in the recreation yard of the Eloy Detention Center and engaged in a hunger strike in response to guard abuse and lack of medical services.
April 9, 2015: As many as 30 prisoners attack guards after they perceive an act of disrespect on their part. Seven guards are injured, one seriously. Seven months later, the Arizona Department of Corrections releases a video of the event.
August 22, 2014: A group of prisoners from Vermont and housed at the private, CCA-run facility, staged a coordinated protest, refusing to return to their cells. Prison guards responded to the protest by deploying a "chemical agent."
February 13, 2014 (end date unknown): At least 90 prisoners at the Durango Jail went on hunger strike to protest food quality. The strikers began their hunger strike in solidarity with one began by the women at the Estrella Jail in Phoenix earlier in the week.