Uprising at Maui Community Correctional Center in Hawaii

Published March 14, 2019

Uprising at Maui Community Correctional Center in Hawaii

On March 11, in the Maui Community Correctional Center in Wailuku, Hawaii, at least 42 prison rebels refused to return to their cells at the end of recreation time and instead caused significant damage to prison infrastructure. The uprising occurred in two pods of the housing unit. Prisoners broke sprinklers, leading to flooding in the pod. The prisoners also started a fire which caused smoke damage in a neighboring pod.

MCCC was the site of a prisoner protest in April, 2018 in which prisoners refused to return to their cells and expressed demands for the improvement of various conditions. Nearly a year later, conditions, including severe overcrowding, remain appalling. In the face of the brutality of America’s prison enslavement system, revolutionary prisoners like those at MCCC are increasingly fighting back against their oppressors and attacking the infrastructure that ensures their captivity.