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2018

21

Aug

2018 National Prison Strike

August 21 – September 9, 2018 (exact dates vary based on location): Prisoners with Jailhouse Lawyers Speak and other organizations issued 10 national demands with a call to action for work stoppages, sit-down strikes, hunger strikes and boycotts of the commissary. Organizers stated that the strike was organized in response to the riot at Lee Correctional Institution in South Carolina that resulted in the violent deaths of seven prisoners.

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21

Jun

Protest at Eastern Correctional Institute, Maryland

June 21, 2018: Prisoners at the Eastern Correctional Institute in Maryland stage a protest in which, according to a former correctional officer who spoke on condition of anonymity to WBOC in Maryland, at least 600 disobey orders and refuse to go back to their cells in a protest against conditions at the prison. At the time of the incident, the prison is dramatically understaffed–120 officers and 15 supervisors short. Following the incident, the prison is placed on lockdown for three weeks.

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2015

30

Aug

Uprising at Baltimore Pre-Trial Complex, Maryland

August 30, 2015: Detainees refused to “lock in” and took control of their unit, building barricades and attacking guards. Eight correctional officers and six detainees were injured during the uprising.

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