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
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.
March 18, 2020: Immigrant prisoners at Hudson County Corrections and Rehabilitation Center in New Jersey began a hunger strike in response to their elevated risk of contracting COVID-19.
March 17, 2020: Prisoners in both the mens and womens sections of the jail refused meals for fear of being infected with COVID-19.
March 17, 2020: Prisoners detained in the women's side of the Monterey County Jail staged a meal strike on March 17, in fear of contracting the coronavirus through their food. Rene Brooks, an organizer of the strike, maintains that some prisoners are still participating as
February 8, 2020: Three prisoners escaped from Big Horn County Jail after the Sheriffs office says the jail was "taken over by the inmates."
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
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.
October 31, 2019: Five prisoners were charged with rioting at Yakima County Jail after a fight broke out with two correctional officers.
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