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.


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.


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