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
March 31: Approximately 100 detainees at the Farmville Detention Center organized a hunger strike in response a COVID-19 outbreak.
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.
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
September 9, 2016: Women prisoners participate in the national work stoppage.
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.
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.