January 1-8, 2014: The Free Alabama Movement goes public with a work-stoppage against unpaid labor, sanitation issues and overcrowding. The protest lasts several days. According to the Free Alabama Movement, all of the 2,400 prisoners at both Holman and St Clair facilities
October 13, 2013: A group of 15 prisoners stage a week long hunger strike "to protest too much abuse, neglect, sanitation issues etc." At the launch, prisoners express their solidarity with the massive California hunger strike earlier in the year.
September 20, 2013: About 200 immigrant detainees stage a protest and hunger strike in response to a recent mass transfer and the prison conditions that denied them access to their legal counsel, family visitation, and recreational programming. Due to the lack off
July 8 - September 5, 2013: Following more delays and slow response to 2011 hunger strikes, Pelican Bay prisoners start another hunger strike in California. Over 30,000 prisoners join in, including hundreds throughout the United States. This is the largest hunger strike in
June 3, 2013: After a prisoner was caught trying to retrieve a package of contraband thrown over the fence, other prisoners in his dorm fought and protested, refusing to return to their cells. Guards deployed tear gas to regain control. One guard and one prisoner reported
April 9, 2013: Approximately 40 prisoners refused to leave the dining hall and, as the protest escalated, damaged prison infrastructure. According to a source who spoke with Survivors of Prison Violence Arizona, the conflict began when all the kitchen staff were fired and
March 27, 2013: A large group of prisoners staged a protest in the prison yard around 10 a.m. The protest lasted throughout the day, with prisoners eventually returning to their cells late that night.
December 16, 2011: Fifteen prisoners working in the kitchen sat down on the job in protest of the hours, lack of gain time, and working conditions. According to the Prison Books Collective: "Despite the peaceful nature of the protest, guards soon came and threatened the
July 1, 2011: Pelican Bay SHU prisoners issue five demands and begin a hunger strike. At least 6,600 prisoners across the state of California join in solidarity. After nearly four weeks without food, prisoners enter negotiations with the California Department of Corrections
January 3, 2011: Three of the survivors of the Lucasville Uprising go on a 15-day hunger strike to protest the extreme conditions of their solitary confinement. The men were demanding conditions equal to that of other Ohio death row prisoners, namely contact with family,