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2018

21

Aug

#August21 Nationwide Prisoner Strike

August 21 – September 9, 2018: Prisoners with Jailhouse Lawyers Speak and other formations issue 10 national demands with a call to action for workstoppages, sitdown strikes, hunger strikes and boycotts of the commissary.

Prisoners in seventeen states commit to the action, and outside support grows to include over 300 organizations and dozens of solidarity rallies and events. Prison systems lock down multiple facilities, isolate leaders and crackdown on prisoner communication to inhibit organizing and prevent outside supporters from learning of inside events.

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2016

21

May

Uprising at Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico

May 21, 2016: Three prisoners attack guards while at least 20 prisoners in the rec yard cover surveillance cameras with sheets and block doors. Prisoners report this resulted from a protest of poor conditions at the jail.

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