January 20, 2020 - ongoing: Sixteen prisoners went on hunger strike on MLK Day in solidarity with two hundred prisoners allegedly facing brutality in the prison’s mental health unit.
March 26 - April 22, 2019: Nine prisoners at two Wisconsin prisons began a hunger strike demanding an end to indefinite solitary confinement. Their demands cited the recently elected governor's campaign promises to reform solitary confinement practices. The hunger strike was
January 15, 2018: Prisoners across the Florida prison system organized a work stoppage beginning on Martin Luther King Jr. day. The strikers issued demands and engaged in boycotts of commissary.
September 9, 2016: Several strike organizers inside Deer Ridge CI are preemptively transferred to avoid a kitchen work stoppage. Outside supporters organize a related phone zap and hold a rowdy demo in downtown Portland.
September 9, 2016: Prisoners across seven facilities in Texas go on strike to protest their conditions of confinement, including unpaid prison labor, toxic water, mold, and excessive heat. With multiple prisons on lockdown and restrictions on both incoming and outgoing
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
April 4-20, 2016: Prisoners call for a strike across Texas, spreading the word to the outside primarily through Incarcerated Worker's Organizing Committee (IWOC) networks. At least 4 prisons participate in the rolling work strikes. The announcement of the nationally
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.