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2019

15

Aug

Disturbance at New Orleans Juvenile Justice Center, Louisiana

August 15, 2019: SWAT teams responded to a “disturbance” at the Juvenile Justice Center in New Orleans. Officials differed on the details of the incident.

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27

Jul

Hunger Strike and Protest at Pine Prairie ICE Processing Center, Louisiana

July 27 – August 3, 2019: Guards deployed pepper spray after more than 100 immigrant detainees held a demonstration in the prison yard at Pine Prairie ICE Processing Center, a privately run ICE detention Facility owned by GEO Group. The event comes just a day after ICE detainees were pepper sprayed during a disturbance at another Louisiana facility and a month after a hunger strike at a third Louisiana ICE facility.

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26

Jul

Hunger Strike and Protest at Bossier Medium Security Facility, Louisiana

July 26 – August 2, 2019: Approximately 30 immigrant detainees were pepper-sprayed following a protest in the cafeteria of the Bossier Medium Security Facility. The protest occurred in the midst of a hunger strike at the facility that began Friday, July 26.

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09

Jul

Hunger Strike at River Correctional Facility, Louisiana

July 9, 2019-end date unknown: According to Immigration and Customs Enforcement Spokesperson Bryan Cox, seven immigrant detainees at the River Correctional Facility were engaged in a hunger strike as of July 11, 2019. The hunger strike began on July 9, 2019.

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22

Mar

Hunger Strike at River Correctional Facility, Louisiana

March 22-30, 2019: Approximately 150 immigrant detainees at the private prison owned by the LaSalle Management Corporations launched a hunger strike to protest treatment. Their complaints included being denied bond and unfairness at immigration and asylum hearings. In the first days of the strike, participation fell to 24 people who were officially confirmed by ICE, who also announced that the strike was over on March 30.

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2018

08

May

Work Stoppage at Angola Prison, Louisiana

May 8th, 2018: Following a fight between prisoners and guards, at least 27 prisoners refuse to work. According to the prisoners themselves, 100 prisoners eventually participate in the work stoppage. That night, prisoners release a list of demands. Despite the prisoners’ stated intentions that the work stoppage continue, prisoners return to work the following day.

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2014

01

Mar

Mass Escape at LaSalle Parish Correctional Facility, Louisiana

March 1, 2014: Three prisoners at the LaSalle Parish Correctional Facility, a private prison owned and operated by the LaSalle Management Corporation, stole a truck and escaped from the prison early Saturday morning.

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