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2019

25

Jan

Hunger Strike at Western Women’s Correctional Facility, New Mexico

January 25, 2019 – (end date unknown): According to the group Millions for Prisoners New Mexico, prisoners housed at Western Women’s Correctional Facility went on hunger strike to protest various issues with the prison’s outsourced meal provider Trinity Food Services.

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2018

11

Dec

Uprising at Webb County Detention Center, Laredo, Texas

December 11, 2018: Two correctional officers were attacked by prisoners while reportedly conducting a “cell search” at approximately 3:00 am Tuesday morning at the private prison run by CoreCivic.

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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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30

Apr

Hunger Strike at Leavenworth Detention Center, Kansas

April 30, 2018 – (end date unknown): According to the media outlet Liberation, “approximately two-thirds of the prisoners in the pre-trial detention facility participated in the first day of the hunger strike, leading the administration to extend a break time that day and to promise improvements to the food in the days to come.”

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2014

22

Aug

Protest and Uprising at Florence Correctional Center, Arizona

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.”

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20

Aug

Uprising at Cibola County Correctional Center, New Mexico

August 20, 2014: After a pattern of reported medical neglect and not providing an on-staff medical doctor, a disturbance occurred in a housing unit which then led to assaults on two correctional officers – a lieutenant and a sergeant. For approximately 45 minutes, prisoners attempted to destroy everything in the housing unit, causing $75,000 worth of damage.

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12

Aug

Protest at Northeast Ohio Correctional Center

August 12, 2014: Approximately 393 immigrant detainees refused to leave the recreation yard until the warden heard their demands. According to an incident report released by the prison, “The list of concerns were related to food, commissary prices, laundry/frequency of clothing exchange, recreation hours/equipment, library schedule, medical care and respect from staff (a specific correctional supervisor was named).”

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2013

27

Mar

Protest at Cibola County Correctional Center, New Mexico

March 27, 2013: A large group of prisoners staged a protest in the prison yard around 10 a.m. The protest lasted throughout the day, with prisoners eventually returning to their cells late that night.

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03

Mar

Uprising at Cimarron Correctional Facility, Oklahoma

March 3, 2013: A four hour uprising occurred at Cimarron Correctional Facility, a private prison owned by the Corrections Corporation of America. Prisoners in a single housing unit smashed windows, breached security doors, broke locks and electrical equipment, and knocked holes in the walls.

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2012

21

May

Uprising at Adams County Correctional Facility, Mississippi

May 21, 2012: Hundreds of prisoners took control of a unit at a private prison owned by Corrections Corporation of America (now Core Civic) and attempted to negotiate a meeting with the warden to voice their concerns. After guards deploy tear gas canisters, prisoners threw the canisters back towards the firing line along with stones, soda cans, and kitchen trays. Some prisoners stacked food trays and reached the roof where the guards were stationed, assaulting prison staff and again demanding a meeting with the warden.

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