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2019

02

Sep

Uprising at George W. Hill Correctional Center, Pennsylvania

September 2, 2019: Two blocks erupted in a “full-blown riot” and an emergency response team responded with the use of pepper ball bullets and batons.

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04

Jul

Hunger Strike at SCI-Fayette, Pennsylvania

July 4, 2019-end date unknown: According to the Pennsylvania-based prisoner rights advocacy group the Human Rights Coalition, 16 prisoners went on hunger strike to protest a variety of conditions including “repeated physical abuse from guards, sexual harassment, extensive use of pepper spray, theft of mail/legal documents, and restriction of access to basic goods such as toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, yard time, shower time, and clean clothes.”

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2015

28

Apr

Disturbance at SCI Houtzdale, Pennsylvania

April 28, 2015: According to charges filed by a Pennsylvania State Trooper, a group of prisoners at SCI Houtzdale attacked guards after one guard tried to break up a fight between prisoners in the prison yard.

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2014

16

Jun

Food Strike at SCI Coal Township, Pennsylvania

June 16, 2014: Approximately 1,300 prisoners participated in a food strike at SCI Coal Township in Central Pennsylvania in protest of a variety of conditions at the prison, including a recent cut back in food portions.

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2011

26

Feb

Disturbance at The Meadows Behavioral Health Treatment Facility, Pennsylvania

February 26, 2011 (exact date unknown): An unknown number of juveniles participated in a disturbance that injured several employees and a state trooper. Five juveniles between the ages of 13 and 17 were arrested following the incident and charged with aggravated assault, criminal mischief and sparking a riot.

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