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2020

10

Apr

Uprising at Stewart Detention Center, Georgia

April 9, 2020: Detainees at Stewart Detention Center participated in an uprising on the yard and guards responded with chemical weapons.

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26

Mar

Hunger Strike at Stewart Detention Center, Georgia in Response to COVID-19

March 26, 2020: At least 350 immigrants detained at the for-profit Stewart Detention Center held a hunger strike demanding their immediate release.

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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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