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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

20

Aug

Uprising at Cibola County Correctional Facility, 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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2012

21

May

Uprising at Adams County Correctional Facility, Mississippi

May 21, 2012: As a result of severe medical neglect resulting in fatalities, excessive use of segregation, spoiled food, lack of interpreters, and mistreatment from staff, hundreds of prisoners take control of a unit at a private prison owned by Corrections Corporation of America (now Core Civic) and attempt to negotiate a meeting with the warden to voice their concerns.

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2011

11

Oct

Unrest at North Fork Correctional Facility, Oklahoma

October 11, 2011: Prisoners take the facility after several fights break out. Cause and duration is unclear. Guards set up a morgue on the yard using a tent, though there are no fatalities. Twelve prisoners are airlifted to a hospital for severe injuries, while more than 30 suffer injuries are treated on-site.

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