Stewart Detention Center, Lumpkin, Georgia
April 21 – December 21, 2016 (exact dates uncertain)
Between (at least) April and December of 2016, dozens of detainees at the Stewart Detention Center launch rolling hunger strikes in protest of their confinement and treatment by ICE. Detainees are placed in solitary confinement as a result of their strike. On December 21, detainees collectively refuse to lock down in protest.
“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.
“Shadow Prisons: Immigrant Detention in the South“, Southern Poverty Law Center, November 21, 2016.
“Georgia Immigrant Detainees ‘Riot’ Over Maggot-Filled Food,” Color Lines, June 20, 2014.
“Riot tied to food served at South Georgia immigration detention center,” The Atlanta Journal Constitution, June 19, 2014.
“Expose and Close,” Detention Watch Network, November, 2013.
“Georgia deportation jail largest in nation“, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, January 17, 2011.