by Abby Stadnyk On Monday, prisoners at the Saskatoon Correctional Centre (SCC) and the Pine Grove Correctional Centre (PGCC) in Saskatchewan, Canada went on hunger strike, engaging in a self-described “peaceful protest” against the deplorable conditions and government
At about 9 p.m. Sunday night, law enforcement vehicles were staged at the entrance to McCormick Correctional Institution in South Carolina according to reporting by local News Channel 6. An hour later, local media outlets as well as prisoner-run social media accounts were
Hundreds of prisoners in the Cook Unit of the Eyman prison in Florence, Arizona reportedly surrounded prison staff and destroyed prison infrastructure during an uprising Wednesday afternoon
April 29, 2020: Documents recently released by the Cook County Sheriff's Office reveal numerous incidents of prisoner-led protest and rebellion against guards and staff in the midst of the ongoing Covid-19 outbreak at the facility. As of May 6, more than 500 detainees at the
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 12, 2020: An uprising involving at least eight detainees occurred on the evening of Sunday, April 12, 2020, at the Crossroads Juvenile Center in Brooklyn, New York. The incident was in response to a recent policy to transfer youth detainees due to COVID-19. According
April 9, 2020: Detainees at Stewart Detention Center participated in an uprising on the yard and guards responded with chemical weapons.
April 8, 2020: A ruckus ensued in response to an effort by staff to move prisoners who had just finished a two week quarantine due to them potentially having COIVID-19, into housing units with no known COVID-19 cases.
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