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2020

02

May

Protest and Hunger Strike at Dillwyn Correctional Center, Virginia

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 declined to provide further information.

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03

Apr

ICE Detainees Hunger Strike at Farmville Detention Center in Response to COVID-19

March 31: Approximately 100 detainees at the Farmville Detention Center organized a hunger strike in response a COVID-19 outbreak.

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2018

28

Aug

2018 National Prison Strike: Hunger Strike at Sussex II State Prison, Virginia

August 28-29, 2018 and September 8-9, 2018: Prisoner Uhuru B. Rowe and “a few other prisoners” engaged in two “24 hour fast[s]” in solidarity with the national prison strike.

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21

Aug

2018 National Prison Strike

August 21 – September 9, 2018 (exact dates vary based on location): Prisoners with Jailhouse Lawyers Speak and other organizations issued 10 national demands with a call to action for work stoppages, sit-down strikes, hunger strikes and boycotts of the commissary. Organizers stated that the strike was organized in response to the riot at Lee Correctional Institution in South Carolina that resulted in the violent deaths of seven prisoners.

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2016

09

Sep

2016 National Prison Strike: Fluvanna Correctional Facility, Virginia

September 9, 2016: Women prisoners participate in the national work stoppage.

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2014

18

Apr

Free Alabama Movement Second Strike Attempt

April 18-20, 2014: Following the January action, FAM spokespeople attempt to announce statewide strike through media outreach. Pre-emptive transfers and isolation of strike leaders stunts participation.

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2012

22

May

Hunger Strike at Red Onion State Prison, Virginia

May 22 – 29, 2012: About four dozen prisoners initiated a hunger strike at Virginia’s only super-max prison in response to poor conditions, guard abuse, and the use of solitary confinement.

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