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2019

03

Dec

Detained Asylum Seekers Stage Protest at Winn Correctional Center, Louisiana

December 3rd, 2019: Detainees who are currently seeking asylum in Winn Correctional Center (WCC) refused to move back to their cells in a protest over their prolonged detention, some having spent over 8 months awaiting parole.

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30

Nov

Four Prisoners Escape from Davidson County Juvenile Detention Facility, Tennessee

November 30, 2019: Four prisoners escaped from the Davidson County Juvenile Detention Facility by running out the front door while guards were distracted.

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18

Oct

Hunger Strike at Northwest Detention Center, Washington

October 18, 2019: More than two hundred detainees began a hunger strike on Friday at the Northwest Detention Center, a privately-run immigrant detention center, according to the immigrant advocate group La Resistencia.

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04

Sep

Uprising at Palmetto Youth Academy, Florida

September 4, 2019: Forty-three juveniles engaged in an uprising, throwing chairs and breaking windows.

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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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27

Jul

Hunger Strike and Protest at Pine Prairie ICE Processing Center, Louisiana

July 27 – August 3, 2019: Guards deployed pepper spray after more than 100 immigrant detainees held a demonstration in the prison yard at Pine Prairie ICE Processing Center, a privately run ICE detention Facility owned by GEO Group. The event comes just a day after ICE detainees were pepper sprayed during a disturbance at another Louisiana facility and a month after a hunger strike at a third Louisiana ICE facility.

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09

Jul

Hunger Strike at River Correctional Facility, Louisiana

July 9, 2019-end date unknown: According to Immigration and Customs Enforcement Spokesperson Bryan Cox, seven immigrant detainees at the River Correctional Facility were engaged in a hunger strike as of July 11, 2019. The hunger strike began on July 9, 2019.

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09

Jul

Hunger Strike at Adams County Correctional Center, Mississippi

July 9-11, 2019: Several detainees at the Adams County Correctional Center participated in a hunger strike in protest of conditions at the facility. According to the Clarion Ledger, the detainee at the facility who began the hunger strike was an electrician working and living in Jackson for the last 13 years.

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09

Jul

Hunger Strike at Otero County Processing Center, New Mexico

July 9, 2019-ongoing: Five detainees started a hunger strike to protest their detention by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. All of those participating are from Cuba. As of July 16, all of the men had not eaten a meal and some were refusing water.

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03

Apr

Fire and Attack on Guards at Marshall County Correctional Facility, Mississippi

April 3, 2019: Prisoners at a private facility in Mississippi attacked a guard and set fire to part of their unit. The guard was airlifted to a hospital as a result.

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