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2019

29

Sep

Four Prisoners Escape from Gallia County Jail, Ohio

September 29, 2019: Four prisoners overpowered guards and escaped from the Gallia County Jail around 12:15 a.m. in a car stolen from a guard.

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03

Sep

Two Prisoners Escape from Gallia County Transport Vehicle, Ohio

September 3, 2019: Two prisoners escaped from a transport vehicle in Gallia County as they were being transported from an out-of-county facility back to the Gallia County Jail.

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20

Jan

Uprising at Indian River Juvenile Correctional Facility, Ohio

January 20, 2019: A small uprising occurred after one juvenile inmate threw urine at a correctional officer.

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2018

31

Aug

Two Escape from Gallia County Jail, Ohio

August 31, 2018: Two women escaped from Gallia County Jail after breaching the security system.

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21

Aug

2018 National Prison Strike: Ohio

August 21-September 17, 2018 (exact end date uncertain): According to Central Ohio IWOC, at least two prisoners, David Easley and James Ward, go on hunger strike on August 21 in response to a call for a national prison strike and in protest of violence by correctional officers at their institution and lack of healthcare for prisoners. According to IWOC, Toledo Correctional confirms that some prisoners are refusing meals but does not confirm how many. Although it is uncertain how long the initial hunger strike lasts, IWOC announces that the strike begins again on September 14, this time joined by a third prisoner, Matt Hinkston.

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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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08

Jan

Uprising at Cuyahoga County Juvenile Detention Center, Ohio

January 8, 2018: At least 12 juvenile detainees between the ages of 14 and 16 took control of a pod and held it for more than three hours, destroying infrastructure, threatening guards and pouring soap on the floor. Initial estimates put the damage at $200,000 or more. Damages included damaged cell doors, clogged plumbing, broken ceiling tiles, light fixtures, windows, sprinklers, showers, toilets, and a broken television.

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2016

09

Sep

2016 National Prison Strike: Ohio

September 9, 2016: Hunger strikes announced at the Ohio State Penitentiary (supermax) and the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville. Free Ohio Movement releases extensive list of demands. Prisoner organizer Siddique Abdullah Hasan is framed and repeatedly disciplined for doing media interviews about the national strike, fellow supermax prisoners engage in hunger strikes in solidarity with Hasan.

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09

Sep

2016 National Prison Strike

September 9, 2016: The strike called for and supported by multiple prisoner and support organizations kicks off on the 45th anniversary of the Attica Uprising. Dozens of facilities experience some kind of disturbance or lockdown. Accurate numbers are difficult to gather because of uncooperative prison staff, but between 20,000 and 60,000 prisoners participate or are effected.

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2015

16

Mar

Hunger Strike at Ohio State Penitentiary

March 16, 2015: Between thirty and forty prisoners went on hunger strike for a month, protesting new restrictions on recreation and group programming for those in solitary confinement. Prisoners alleged that they were being prevented from attending religious services, a right protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution.

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