April 9, 2020: Responding to the spread of COVID-19 in the facility, approximately 30 prisoners staged an evening protest demanding better protections against the virus. Family members and journalists were called and prison officials allowed them to speak with the prisoners
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 8, 2020: After a two day soap and paper towel shortage, mixed with the lack of accurate information and resources given to them by prison officials related to COVID-19, prisoners in two of the facility's 80-person units clashed with guards, taking over the units for 3
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 24, 2020: Nine prisoners housed at the Pierre Community Work Center in South Dakota walked out of the facility without permission after another prisoner there tested positive for COVID-19.
March 20, 2020: Approximately 300 prisoners at the Northwestern New Mexico Correctional Center participated in an uprising following the death of a prisoner, The Gallup Independent reports. The prisoners damaged prison infrastructure and fought back against guards.
February 3, 2020: In early February, three men incarcerated at Chippewa Correctional Facility in Michigan's Upper Peninsula were accused of organizing a protest at the facility.
January 27, 2020: Multiple prisoners started fires in their cells at Miami Correctional Facility on January 27, 2020, according to prison officials. The prisoners allegedly used paper and toilet paper with the electrical outlet to light the fires.
January 20, 2020 - ongoing: Sixteen prisoners went on hunger strike on MLK Day in solidarity with two hundred prisoners allegedly facing brutality in the prison’s mental health unit.
January 10, 2020: According to state prison officials, a group of prisoners attacked guards, injuring three. Additional guards responded to the attack, and the prison was put on lockdown.