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2019

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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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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03

Sep

Two Prisoners Escape from Gallia County Transport Vehicle, Ohio

September 3, 2019: Two prisoners escaped from a transport vehicle in Gallia County as they were being transported from an out-of-county facility back to the Gallia County Jail.

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19

Aug

Uprising at Manhattan Detention Complex, New York

August 19, 2019: A group of prisoners took part in a brief riot where they obtained equipment belonging to the facility, including a gas mask, and engaged in a standoff with Correctional Officers.

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26

Jul

Hunger Strike and Protest at Bossier Medium Security Facility, Louisiana

July 26 – August 2, 2019: Approximately 30 immigrant detainees were pepper-sprayed following a protest in the cafeteria of the Bossier Medium Security Facility. The protest occurred in the midst of a hunger strike at the facility that began Friday, July 26.

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30

Jun

Hunger Strike at Yuba County Jail, California

June 30-July 7, 2019: Thirty-six immigrant detainees at the Yuba County Jail launched a hunger strike in protest of various conditions at the facility including inadequate medical care, unhealthy food, a lack of access to showers, and cockroaches and rodents. By Wednesday, when Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officially recognized the strike, participation had dropped to 15.

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30

Jun

Hunger Strike at Robert Presley Detention Center, California

June 30-July 15, 2019: Four female prisoners housed at the Robert Presley Detention Center engaged in a 16-day hunger strike in protest of various conditions at the facility, including sexual harassment by guards, lack of mental health treatment and lack of adequate time out of their cells, according to The Press-Enterprise of Southern California.

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15

May

Uprising at DeKalb County Jail, Georgia

May 15, 2019: During a protest in front of the jail, inmates inside smashed out windows in all three buildings of the facility. Many of the inmates then attempted to communicate through the smashed windows with protesters outside, shouting “help us” and “there is mold.”

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08

May

Attack on Guards at Yakima County Jail, Washington

May 8, 2019: Four prisoners were charged with second-degree assault after attacking a corrections officer at Yakima County Jail.

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