April 5, 2020: A day after a prisoner tested positive for COVID-19 and was placed in quarantine, at least 6 other prisoners refused to follow orders to return to their cells. Sheriff's deputies allege that the prisoners grabbed sheets and set a series of small fires.
March 20, 2020: At least forty prisoners went on hunger strike at Elizabeth Detention Center in response to poor sanitary conditions after medical staffer tested positive for COVID-19.
March 18, 2020: Immigrant prisoners at Hudson County Corrections and Rehabilitation Center in New Jersey began a hunger strike in response to their elevated risk of contracting COVID-19.
March 17, 2020 - Ongoing: A group of detainees at the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark, New Jersey have organized a hunger strike demanding their immediate release as COVID-19 pandemic spreads throughout New Jersey and the world.
January 4th, 2013: Prisoners participated in a food strike in response to a new policy which would punish an entire block or unit of prisoners for not admitting to carrying "contraband."
October 29, 2012: When Hurricane Sandy hit the eastern seaboard, power failed at Logan Hall, a halfway house operated by the private corporation Community Education Centers, causing the locking mechanisms on the cells to fail. Dozens of male prisoners left their cells and