August 2, 2020: Detainees in Elm Unit at the Winn Correctional Center in Winn Parish, Louisiana launched a protest against indefinite detention and to demand action and information related to their cases. During the protest, detainees shouted and banged on food dishes.
May 2: In early May, a hunger strike and protest erupted due to COVID-19 at Dillwyn Correction Center in Virginia. Shortly after the disturbances, several prisoners were transferred to another prison for "security reasons," but the Department of Corrections in Virginia has
April 22, 2020: Prisoners at the Central Detention Facility in Washington, D.C. engaged in shouting and refusing to remove their hands from their cells food slots in protest of conditions imposed due to COVID19 lockdown. Pepper spray was deployed by guards on two prisoners.
April 12, 2020: Prisoners at the Montreal Detention Centre participated in a small uprising on Easter Sunday in response to measures put in place in response to the pandemic. According to an article from La Presse, prisoners have been allowed to only leave their cells in
April 8, 2020: Between 100-200 prisoners at the Monroe Corrections Complex staged a protest and uprising in response to an outbreak of Covid-19 at the prison and the inadequate response of the administration and staff.
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.
April 2, 2020: A group of prisoners at the Neuse Correctional Institution staged a protest Thursday afternoon after receiving news that two prisoners at the facility had tested positive for COVID-19.
March, 2020 (exact date unknown): Prisoners at an unknown facility in Texas started a fire in their unit sometime during the last week of March, 2020 to protest lack of access to electricity and showers in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 24, 2020: A group of immigrant detainees at the Pine Prairie ICE Processing Center were pepper sprayed Tuesday after becoming “physically combative” in the recreation area, according to ICE officials who spoke with BuzzFeed News. Details of the incident are unclear at
March 23 and March 25, 2020: Immigrant detainees at the LaSalle ICE Processing Center staged two protests last week in response to concerns over the potential spread of COVID-19 in their facility, according to government documents obtained by BuzzFeed News.