By Lena Mercer On Saturday December 12 between 30 and 40 prisoners housed at Airway Heights Correctional Center in Washington. banded together to refuse an internal transfer that they understood would endanger them and others. COVID-19 positive infections inside Airway
A large disturbance occurred Tuesday in the H1 unit of the Stafford Creek Correctional Center in Shelton, Washington. The disturbance occurred following a use of force incident by staff, according to an email statement from the Office of Corrections Ombuds Director Joanna Carns.
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.
March 27, 2020: Immigrant detainees started a hunger strike to protest the lack of adequate response to the outbreak of COVID-19. By the following day, the number had reached at least 80. As of Sunday, March 29, between 300 and 500 detainees were on strike.
March 23, 2020: After a quarantine related to the COVID-19 virus is lifted, 14 prisoners break open an emergency door and escape.
October 31, 2019: Five prisoners were charged with rioting at Yakima County Jail after a fight broke out with two correctional officers.
October 18, 2019: More than two hundred detainees began a hunger strike on Friday at the Northwest Detention Center, a privately-run immigrant detention center, according to the immigrant advocate group La Resistencia.
October 7, 2019 – October 12, 2019: Prisoners at the Clallam Bay Corrections Center began a hunger strike and work stoppage on Monday, October 7 in response to numerous grievances with the facility including food issues, compensation for labor, lack of exercise equipment and
May 8, 2019: Four prisoners were charged with second-degree assault after attacking a corrections officer at Yakima County Jail.