March 17, 2020: Prisoners in both the mens and womens sections of the jail refused meals for fear of being infected with COVID-19.
March 17, 2020: Prisoners detained in the women's side of the Monterey County Jail staged a meal strike on March 17, in fear of contracting the coronavirus through their food. Rene Brooks, an organizer of the strike, maintains that some prisoners are still participating as
May 24, 2014: A group of prisoners attacked multiple guards as they were being transferred between pods. Three guards were hospitalized as a result of the attack. Prison authorities believe the attack was pre-planned.