March 18, 2019: Eight prisoners began a hunger strike in response to being placed in solitary confinement without due cause.
October 1, 2016: According to the Free Alabama Movement, Holman guards quit en masse. One guard is quoted as saying, “We’re tired of them playing games with y’all and our lives. It doesn’t make any sense. You be safe Lil Brother.”
September 26, 2016: Amidst consistent organized and spontaneous rebellion by prisoners, an entire shift of correctional officers skip work, forcing the warden and director of prisons to hand out trays and otherwise run the facility. According to the Free Alabama Movement, at least some of the guards participate in solidarity with the prisoner’s protests.
September 9, 2016: The strike called for and supported by multiple prisoner and support organizations kicks off on the 45th anniversary of the Attica Uprising. Dozens of facilities experience some kind of disturbance or lockdown. Accurate numbers are difficult to gather because of uncooperative prison staff, but between 20,000 and 60,000 prisoners participate or are effected.
January 1-8, 2014: The Free Alabama Movement goes public with a work-stoppage against unpaid labor, sanitation issues and overcrowding. The protest lasts several days. According to the Free Alabama Movement, all of the 2,400 prisoners at both Holman and St Clair facilities participate.