In the midst of a massive COVID-19 outbreak throughout the California prison system and after a month-long hunger strike at one facility, supporters and family members of prisoners converged on several Valley-area prisons Sunday before staging a demonstration in front of the
Three prisoners at the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility (CSATF) in Corcoran, California ended their hunger strike this week after more than a month of refusing food in protest of conditions.
At the end of October, in the midst of a rapidly spreading COVID-19 epidemic at the facility, a small group of prisoners in D yard have announced a work stoppage and hunger strike in protest of what they consider to be institution’s “failure to protect” them from the spread
April 9, 2020: More than 100 detainees engaged in a hunger strike, demanding ICE officials do more to protect them from the spread of COVID-19. The strike was initiated by the women detainees and it eventually spread to one of the male wings of the facility.
April 5 - ongoing: A series of hunger strikes have occurred in the Adelanto ICE Processing Center involving an estimated 100-180 detainees. The strikers are protesting the lack of basic sanitation and their continued confinement during a global pandemic that continues to
April 3 - (end date unknown): At least 12 detainees at the Otay Mesa Detention Facility organized a hunger strike to demand an effective response to Covid-19.
March 17, 2020: Prisoners in both the mens and womens sections of the jail refused meals for fear of being infected with COVID-19.
March 17, 2020: Prisoners detained in the women's side of the Monterey County Jail staged a meal strike on March 17, in fear of contracting the coronavirus through their food. Rene Brooks, an organizer of the strike, maintains that some prisoners are still participating as
October 30, 2019: Detainees at the Santa Rita County Jail staged a one-day hunger strike and work strike in protest of "widespread institutional neglect and abuse, including unsanitary living conditions, price gouging, poor medical care, forced labor, and lack of access to
September 13, 2019: After a guard found a prisoner with a contraband cellphone, the prisoner attacked the guard and seven others joined in. The prisoners punched and kicked the guards, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.