Monterey County Jail, Salinas, California
March 17-26, 2020
At least 63 prisoners in both the men’s and women’s sections of the jail collectively refused meals over fear of contracting COVID-19.
“Coronavirus impact: Monterey County Jail inmates skipping meals out of fear of catching COVID-19“, The Californian, March 23, 2020.
“Monterey County Jail inmates start hunger strike over coronavirus concerns“, The Californian, March 26, 2020.
“Sheriff’s Office: Hunger strike ends at Monterey County Jail“, The Californian, March 27, 2020.
Header photo source: Monterey County Herald
Article published: 4/19/2020