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Disturbance at Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center During COVID-19 Quarantine

April 3, 2020: Nine prisoners under quarantine at the Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center threw commissary containers at the windows of their cells in an apparent effort to break the glass. Guards responded in riot gear and used pepper spray on the prisoners.

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Work Stoppage in Bristol ICE Detention in Response to COVID-19

March 30, 2020 – ongoing: Immigrant detainees at the Bristol County House of Correction (BCHOC) organized a work stoppage to protest the lack of action on the part of the prison to protect them from the threat of a COVID-19 outbreak.

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14 Escape Yakima County Jail During COVID-19 Crisis

March 23, 2020: After a quarantine related to the COVID-19 virus is lifted, 14 prisoners break open an emergency door and escape.

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ICE Detainees Hunger Strike in Glades County, Florida Protesting Inaction on COVID-19

March 22, 2020: Immigrant detainees at Glades County Detention Center in Florida began a hunger strike to protest the facilities negligence and refusal to take adequate measures to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Three days later, on March 25, the number of hunger strikers had risen to 100.

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Protest on Rikers Amidst COVID-19 Outbreak

March, 2020: In response to a growing outbreak of COVID-19 on Rikers Island, prisoners have participated in multiple protests demanding proper medical care, access to protective equipment and cleaning supplies, and release of certain high risk prisoners and prisoners with short sentences for nonviolent offenses.

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ICE Detainees in Alabama Protest, Hunger Strike and Threaten Suicide Amidst COVID Outbreak

March 20, 2020: 2 Detainees at the Etowah County Detention Center in Alabama threaten suicide in protest as 3 new detainees are brought to the facility who may have been exposed to COVID-19.

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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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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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Attack on Guards at Rio Arriba County Jail, New Mexico

November 9, 2019: Four prisoners at the Rio Arriba County Jail have been charged with two counts of battery on a peace officer and one count of conspiracy to commit battery on a police officer each following a fight with guards.

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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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