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2019

15

May

Uprising at DeKalb County Jail, Georgia

May 15, 2019: During a protest in front of the jail, inmates inside smashed out windows in all three buildings of the facility. Many of the inmates then attempted to communicate through the smashed windows with protesters outside, shouting “help us” and “there is mold.”

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2018

21

Aug

2018 National Prison Strike: Georgia

August, 2018 (exact dates uncertain): Jailhouse Lawyers Speak declare active boycotts and work stoppages at multiple facilities in Georgia, but state that “strike numbers are not yet strong enough to shut down a prison”. A spokesperson for JLS reminds reporters of the brutal retaliation during Georgia’s 2010 work stoppage. Staff at facilities deny that any prisoners are demonstrating.

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17

Aug

Escape at Troup County Jail, Georgia

August 17, 2018: Two inmates escaped from Troup County Jail after climbing down a drainpipe.

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30

Jan

Hunger Strike at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification State Prison

January 30, 2018: Approximately eight inmates started a hunger strike in response to a number of grievances. These included lack of access to recreation time, food issues, sanitation issues, and lack of access to property.

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2017

13

Jun

Attack on Guards and Escape From Transport Bus, Georgia

June 13, 2017: Two inmates escaped from a transport bus after overpowering a guard and using his gun to fatally shoot both prison guards on the bus.

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2016

08

Sep

2016 National Prison Strike: Valdosta State Prison

September 8 – 11, 2016: As part of the 2016 nationally coordinated prisoner strike, at least two prisoners attacked guards while others went on hunger strike.

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21

Apr

Hunger Strike and Protest at Immigrant Detention Center in Georgia

April 21 – December 21, 2016 (exact dates uncertain): Between (at least) April and December of 2016, dozens of detainees at the Stewart Detention Center launch rolling hunger strikes in protest of their confinement and treatment by ICE.

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2015

14

Oct

Attack on Guards at Troup County Jail, Georgia

October 14, 2015: One correctional officer was choked and another received a sprained wrist after what was described by media outlets as a “large disturbance” at Troup County Jail.

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26

Feb

Hunger Strike at Georgia State Prison

February 26, 2015: At least four prisoners went on hunger strike to protest various conditions, including beatings and lack of access to sufficient food, sanitation, exercise, and an effective grievance process. They also demanded an end to the state’s Tier Program, a 2013 initiative that created three increasingly restrictive levels of “Administrative Segregation” to deal with prisoners who were deemed a significant threat to security by administrators.

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2014

09

Jun

Uprising and Hunger Strikes at Immigrant Detention Center in Georgia

June 9 – 12, 2014 (exact dates of hunger strike uncertain): At least 27 detainees “incite a disturbance” in one of the pods, protesting food quality issues. Days later, hundreds of detainees throw away their dinner, launching a hunger strike.

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