Hunger Strike at Krome Detention Center, Florida

Hunger Strike at Krome Detention Center, Florida

Krome Detention Center, Miami, Florida
April 2, 2020

Detainees at the Krome Detention Center in Miami-Dade County, Florida launched a hunger strike on Thursday, April 2. The detainees cited the pandemic as a primary motivator in the strike, releasing a video statement at the start of the strike to a Miami Herald reporter, Monique O. Madan.

Sixty-two prisoners are said to be participating at the time of the statement. Below is the video statement released by detainees, followed by the English translation.

 

Citations:

Monique O. Mada, @MoniqueOMadan, Twitter, April 2, 2020.

‘There was blood’: Fights break out at Miami detention center over coronavirus fears“, Miami Herald, April 10, 2020.

Amid COVID-19 fears, Keys jail ends lucrative contract, gives ICE back its detainees“, Miami Herald, April 5, 2020

Article published: April 30, 2020
Header source: Miami Herald

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