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2019

04

Sep

Uprising at Palmetto Youth Academy, Florida

September 4, 2019: Forty-three juveniles engaged in an uprising, throwing chairs and breaking windows.

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09

Jul

Hunger Strike at Otero County Processing Center, New Mexico

July 9, 2019-ongoing: Five detainees started a hunger strike to protest their detention by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. All of those participating are from Cuba. As of July 16, all of the men had not eaten a meal and some were refusing water.

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03

Apr

Fire and Attack on Guards at Marshall County Correctional Facility, Mississippi

April 3, 2019: Prisoners at a private facility in Mississippi attacked a guard and set fire to part of their unit. The guard was airlifted to a hospital as a result.

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2018

05

Nov

Two Uprisings by Idaho Prisoners at Eagle Pass Correctional Facility, Texas

November 5-13, 2018: Prisoners from Idaho housed in a private prison in Texas participate in two disturbances in just over a week.

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21

Aug

2018 National Prison Strike: Saguaro Correctional Center, Eloy, Arizona

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.

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08

Aug

2018 National Prison Strike: Lea County Correctional Facility, New Mexico

August 9, 2018: Four housing units at the private GEO Group prison refuse orders and go on strike in response to harassment and abuse. Prisoners cite admin cutting visitation and guards harassing prisoners family members, including strip searching elders.

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27

Jul

Prisoners Hack JPay Tablets, Idaho

July 27, 2018: Idaho prison officials say 364 inmates exploit a software vulnerability in the JPay tablets they use for email, music, and games to collectively transfer nearly a quarter million dollars into their accounts.

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01

Mar

Hunger Strike at East Mississippi Correctional Facility

March 1 – 5, 2018: Prisoners at a private prison run by the Management & Training Corp., launch a hunger strike in the lead-up to a trial in U.S. District court of a class-action lawsuit brought by the ACLU and the Southern Poverty Law Center on behalf of prisoners over inhumane conditions at the facility.

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2017

30

Apr

Uprising at Otero County Detention Center, New Mexico

April 30, 2017: During a routine lockdown, at least nine prisoners at Otero County Jail refused to comply with orders. When guards came into their pod to subdue them they wrapped their fists with towels, got into “fighting stances”, and attempted to attack the guards.

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2015

01

Jul

Uprising at Arizona State Prison at Kingman, Arizona

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 ending its contract with the Management and Training Corporation.

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