Uprising at Ware State Prison in Georgia

Published August 4, 2020

Uprising at Ware State Prison in Georgia

An uprising broke out at Ware State Prison in Georgia on Saturday night and it was documented by prisoners who filmed the rebellion and posted the video footage to social media. The uprising at Ware State Prison was the latest instance of a rebellion behind bars, as coronavirus has been allowed to spread rapidly from guards to prisoners around the country, and prison administrations have used the pandemic as an excuse to increase barbaric repression and harsh conditions.

Two prisoners were injured and two corrections pigs were stabbed in the uprising at Ware State Prison, which is located near the town of Waycross about 200 miles southeast of Atlanta.

A golf cart was set on fire and several windows were broken during the uprising. At least one officer was handcuffed during the uprising by prison rebels.

The uprising was sparked by the appalling conditions prisoners are facing at Ware State Prison. Prisoners at Ware State have been denied meals, and air circulation was being cut off. Some couldn’t take showers for days.

Two people imprisoned at Ware State have died of COVID-19, while 22 prisoners and 32 guards have tested positive. Those who have tested positive have not been separated to prevent the disease from spreading.

Imprisoned rebels at Ware State Prison are revolting to fight for survival and freedom against the brutality of the prison enslavement system.