by Abby Stadnyk On Monday, prisoners at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre (SCC) and the Pine Grove Correctional Centre (PGCC) in Saskatchewan, Canada went on hunger strike, engaging in a self-described “peaceful protest” against the deplorable conditions and government
As of Thursday, 123 prisoners at the Saskatchewan Penitentiary in Canada have tested positive for COVID-19 according to the Correctional Service of Canada. In the midst of the outbreak, prisoners at the facility began a hunger strike this week with some reporting that the
Three prisoners at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility (CSATF) in Corcoran, California ended their hunger strike this week after more than a month of refusing food in protest of conditions.
Prisoners at the Saskatoon Provisional Correctional Centre in Saskatchewan, Canada organized a hunger strike last weekend to protest the rapidly-spreading COVID-19 outbreak at the facility.
At the end of October, in the midst of a rapidly spreading COVID-19 epidemic at the facility, a small group of prisoners in D yard have announced a work stoppage and hunger strike in protest of what they consider to be institution’s “failure to protect” them from the spread
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.
August 10: Forty-eight African detainees in the Bravo Delta dorm of the Pine Prairie ICE Processing Center declared their collective refusal to eat on August 10, continuing a yearslong saga of collective protest and repression that has characterized their fight for asylum in
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 5 - ongoing: A series of hunger strikes have occurred in the Adelanto ICE Processing Center involving an estimated 100-180 detainees. The strikers are protesting the lack of basic sanitation and their continued confinement during a global pandemic that continues to