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2019

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Mar

Hunger Strike at Holman Correctional Facility, Alabama

March 18, 2019: Eight prisoners began a hunger strike in response to being placed in solitary confinement without due cause.

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2016

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Oct

Prison Guards Quit En Masse at Holman Correctional Facility, Alabama

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.”

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Sep

Guards Skip Work at Holman Correctional Facility, Alabama

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.

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09

Sep

With the rising of the sun came an eerie silence as the men at Holman laid on their racks reading or sleeping. Officers are performing all tasks.

Kinetik Justice

09

Sep

2016 National Prison Strike

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.

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May

2014

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Apr

Free Alabama Movement Second Strike Attempt

April 18-20, 2014: Following the January action, FAM spokespeople attempt to announce statewide strike through media outreach. Pre-emptive transfers and isolation of strike leaders stunts participation.

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Jan

Free Alabama Movement Strike

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.

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