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Perilous is a project supported by a network of people—including you—who seek to gather and track information on prison uprisings, riots, protests, strikes, and other disturbances within public and private jails, prisons, and detention centers in the US and Canada. In this process, we rely on crowdsourced information in addition to local news outlets and our own reporting.
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Uprising at DeKalb County Jail, Georgia

Perilous Chronicle documents the recent uprising at DeKalb County Jail in Georgia, right outside of Atlanta during a noise demonstration against horrific conditions people have been fighting against in recent weeks. For more background...

Uprising at Spring Creek Correctional Center, Alaska

Perilous brings us a new report on a recent prison uprising in Alaska. Follow their site here for a chronicle of prisoner uprisings and resistance. Approximately 62 prisoners barricaded themselves inside of their housing unit,...

Coordinated Hunger Strike at Two Wisconsin Prisons

Report from Perilous about two ongoing hunger strikes happening at two different Wisconsin prisons. Nine prisoners at two Wisconsin prisons began a hunger strike demanding an end to indefinite solitary confinement. A joint statement...

Disturbance at Covington County Jail, Alabama

Report from Perilous on recent prisoner disturbance in Alabama at a county jail. During a transfer of three prisoners, a group of “unruly” prisoners engaged in what the sheriff’s department called a “riot”—although they did...

Hunger Strike Continues at Yuba County Jail, California

Perilous Chronicle documents the ongoing struggle and hunger strike at the Yuba County Jail where 50 ICE detainees have launched a hunger strike. Approximately 50 immigrant detainees in the ICE-operated detention facility launched a hunger...