For the second time this year, prisoners at the City Justice Center in Downtown St. Louis, MO have staged a protest demanding their rights. On Sunday night, prisoners smashed through the glass of street-facing windows and threw flaming debris to the street below.
August 22, 2018: Prisoners refused orders to return to their cells and engaged in a non-violent sit-down protest in order to raise grievances regarding lack of recreation time.
August 17 - 21, 2018 (exact end date uncertain): Prisoners in the administrative segregation (ad-seg) unit engage in a collective protest in order to raise grievances regarding conditions in the unit. Prisoners use a tactic of refusing their cellmates on the basis of
July 4, 2018: Upset by rules changes imposing stricter limits on movement and the ability to congregate together, prisoners in at least three units refuse orders, cover security cameras, and engage in property destruction. In one unit they break windows and damage walls.
May 12, 2018: After recreation and programming were cut due to staffing shortages, prisoners stage a sit-down strike--sitting peacefully and refusing to follow orders from staff. According to the Missouri DOC, 209 prisoners participated in the protest. The conflict
October 13, 2013: A group of 15 prisoners stage a week long hunger strike "to protest too much abuse, neglect, sanitation issues etc." At the launch, prisoners express their solidarity with the massive California hunger strike earlier in the year.