Uprising and Hunger Strikes at Immigrant Detention Center in Georgia

Uprising and Hunger Strikes at Immigrant Detention Center in Georgia

Stewart Detention Center, Lumpkin, Georgia
June 9 – 12, 2014 (exact dates of hunger strike uncertain)

At least 27 detainees “incite a disturbance” in one of the pods, protesting food quality issues. Days later, hundreds of detainees throw away their dinner, launching a hunger strike.

Citations:

Riot tied to food served at South Georgia immigration detention center,The Atlanta Journal Constitution, June 19, 2014.

Background:

“Shadow Prisons: Immigrant Detention in the South“, Southern Poverty Law Center, November 21, 2016.

Exclusive: ICE put detained immigrants in solitary confinement for hunger striking,The Verge, February 27, 2017.

Immigration Detainees Begin Hunger Strike At Georgia Center“, Huffington Post, April 21, 2016.

Georgia deportation jail largest in nation“, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 17, 2011.

Expose and Close,” Detention Watch Network, November, 2013.


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