Leavenworth Detention Center, Leavenworth, Kansas
April 30, 2018 – (end date unknown)
According to the media outlet Liberation, “approximately two-thirds of the prisoners in the pre-trial detention facility participated in the first day of the hunger strike, leading the administration to extend a break time that day and to promise improvements to the food in the days to come.”
Prisoners cite food quality issues, guard abuse and harassment and medical neglect as motivations for the strike.
Leavenworth Detention Center is a private prison run by CoreCivic.
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“Kansas prisoners on hunger strike against CCA’s inhumane conditions“, Liberation, May 8, 2018.