Robert Presley Detention Center, Riverside, California
January 14-18, 2019

Approximately 16 prisoners launched a hunger strike in protest of lack of medical care, lack of out-of-cell time allotted by prison policy and other policy violations.

The hunger strike lasted approximately 5 days and ended with verbal promises from deputies that the strikers’ demands would be considered.

The hunger strike follows a similar one in 2017 in which more than 20 prisoners went on hunger strike in protest of many of the same issues. That strike also ended without significant concessions to the strikers’ demands.



Riverside County jail inmates hope hunger strike will lead to policy changes“, The Press-Enterprise, January 22, 2019.


Hunger Strike at Robert Presley Detention Center, California“, Perilous, April 13, 2017.

Why some Riverside jail inmates are on a hunger strike“, The Press-Enterprise, April 13, 2017. 

Riverside County jail hunger strike ends with no changes to policies“, The Press-Enterprise, May 5, 2017.