August 17, 2020- ongoing: A hunger strike was initiated by those held in administrative segregation. Families and prisoners alike are demanding transparency, justice and access to basic medical care inside a facility quickly filling with positive COVID-19 cases.
May 11, 2020: A unit at Redgranite Correctional refused to comply with staff directives after the prison was placed on "modified movement" status, a form of lockdown. The modified status was instituted after a guard tested positive for Covid-19.
April 29, 2020: Documents recently released by the Cook County Sheriff's Office reveal numerous incidents of prisoner-led protest and rebellion against guards and staff in the midst of the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak at the facility. As of May 6, more than 500 detainees at the
May 2: In early May, a hunger strike and protest erupted due to COVID-19 at Dillwyn Correction Center in Virginia. Shortly after the disturbances, several prisoners were transferred to another prison for "security reasons," but the Department of Corrections in Virginia has
April 22, 2020: Prisoners at the Central Detention Facility in Washington, D.C. engaged in shouting and refusing to remove their hands from their cells food slots in protest of conditions imposed due to COVID19 lockdown. Pepper spray was deployed by guards on two prisoners.
April 20, 2020: Juveniles held at the Bridge City Center for Youth engaged in a disturbance that included 4 dormitory units. Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Deputies responded with a SWAT team to a call at approximately 8:30 p.m. to reports of prisoners fighting with each other
April 19, 2020: Multiple prisoners confined at Sumter Correctional Institution in Bushnell, Florida, attacked a guard. On the day of the attack, the cases of COVID-19 at Sumter Correctional had risen from seven to 24.
April 17, 2020: According to the Indiana Department of Corrections, a "disturbance" took place at 10:40 a.m. on April 17 at the Pendleton Correctional Facility involving four prisoners.
April 16, 2020: Prisoners refuse to eat meals in cafeteria following a COVID-19 outbreak.
April 12, 2020: Prisoners at the Montreal Detention Centre participated in a small uprising on Easter Sunday in response to measures put in place in response to the pandemic. According to an article from La Presse, prisoners have been allowed to only leave their cells in