Northwest Detention Center, Tacoma, Washington
April 10, 2017

As many as 750 detainees at the Northwest Detention Center launch their first in a series of hunger strikes in 2017 in protest of their conditions of confinement. The outside group NWDC Resistance does solidarity work for the strikers.

Citations:

Hunger strike at Tacoma immigration detention center grows to 750, activist says“, The Seattle Times, April 13, 2017.

Hundreds of immigrants detained in a private prison have gone on hunger strike“, Vice News, April 14, 2017.

Abused and ‘Forgotten,’ Half of Detainees at For-Profit ICE Prison Join Hunger Strike“, Telesur, April 14, 2017.

Background:

ICE: Most detainees end hunger strike“, K5 News, April 15, 2017.