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2016

09

Sep

2016 National Prison Strike: South Carolina

September 9-23, 2016: Prisoners issue a list of demands and those affiliated with Jailhouse Lawyers Speak report that incarcerated individuals at multiple facilities across South Carolina refuse to go to work and are locked down. They hold down work stoppages and disruptions continuously for months, sustaining longer protest than we’ve heard from anywhere.

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09

Sep

2016 National Prison Strike: Perry Correctional Institution, South Carolina

September 9, 2016: Approximately 350 of the prison’s 1500 prisoners refuse to work. Prison workers strike from the furniture factory, kitchen, landscaping, and janitorial duty.

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11

Apr

Uprising at Perry Correctional Institution, South Carolina

April 11, 2016: Prisoners take control of a 180-person dorm during a 5 hour uprising, holding a guard hostage and assaulting him. While staff attempts to regain control of the unit, a total of three guards are stabbed.

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