September 20, 2013: About 200 immigrant detainees stage a protest and hunger strike in response to a recent mass transfer and the prison conditions that denied them access to their legal counsel, family visitation, and recreational programming. Due to the lack off
July 8 - September 5, 2013: Following more delays and slow response to 2011 hunger strikes, Pelican Bay prisoners start another hunger strike in California. Over 30,000 prisoners join in, including hundreds throughout the United States. This is the largest hunger strike in
April 11, 2013: Three inmates on death row for their involvement in the 1993 Lucasville prison uprising stage a hunger strike on the 20th anniversary of the uprising. The men are protesting the state's refusal to allow them sit-down media interviews about their cases. They
February 6, 2013- (end date unknown): Detainees at the military prison operated by the United States government launched a hunger strike that lasted months and peaked in July, 2013 with 106 of the 166 detainees at the facility participating. It is unclear when the hunger
June 10-July 18, 2012: Ten inmates initiated a hunger strike in response to a number of grievances. These included poor medical care, visitation issues, lack of phone calls and exercise, and access to commissary.
May 22 - 29, 2012: About four dozen prisoners initiated a hunger strike at Virginia's only super-max prison in response to poor conditions, guard abuse, and the use of solitary confinement.
April 30th, 2012: On the day before May Day, the international day of the worker, at least 25 to 48 prisoners went on a 10 day hunger strike at OSP, a super-max prison. On May 1st, another group of prisoners who weren't on indefinite hunger strike, engaged in a one-day fast
February 20-22, 2012: Upon hearing about the call for a national "Occupy 4 Prisoners" mobilization, at least 20 prisoners at Ohio State Penitentiary (OSP) organized a one-day solidarity hunger strike. During the action, they heard about outside demonstrations and decided to
September 26-October 15, 2011: After months of meetings and frustration with California Department of Correction and Rehabilitation (CDCR) delays, prisoners at Pelican Bay State Prison (PBSP) resume the hunger strike they'd suspended on July 20th. The call to action spreads
July 1, 2011: Pelican Bay SHU prisoners issue five demands and begin a hunger strike. At least 6,600 prisoners across the state of California join in solidarity. After nearly four weeks without food, prisoners enter negotiations with the California Department of Corrections