March 24, 2020: A group of immigrant detainees at the Pine Prairie ICE Processing Center were pepper sprayed Tuesday after becoming “physically combative” in the recreation area, according to ICE officials who spoke with BuzzFeed News. Details of the incident are unclear at
March 23 and March 25, 2020: Immigrant detainees at the LaSalle ICE Processing Center staged two protests last week in response to concerns over the potential spread of COVID-19 in their facility, according to government documents obtained by BuzzFeed News.
March 23, 2020: Approximately 60 immigrant detainees refused to return to their cell block Monday in protest of a lack of response on the part of the facility to the threat of COVID-19. In response to the protest, guards sprayed the protesters with OC Spray. The event was
March 20, 2020: At least forty prisoners went on hunger strike at Elizabeth Detention Center in response to poor sanitary conditions after medical staffer tested positive for COVID-19.
March 20, 2020: 2 Detainees at the Etowah County Detention Center in Alabama threaten suicide in protest as 3 new detainees are brought to the facility who may have been exposed to COVID-19.
March 17, 2020 - Ongoing: A group of detainees at the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark, New Jersey have organized a hunger strike demanding their immediate release as COVID-19 pandemic spreads throughout New Jersey and the world.
March 3, 2020 - Ongoing: Forty-three asylum seekers facing indefinite detention by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are on day ten of a hunger strike in protest of their conditions of confinement.
February 24, 2020: Approximately 80 female detainees at the T. Don Hutto Residential Center in Taylor, Texas engaged in a sit-down strike in protest of indefinite detention, inadequate medical care and other issues.
December 3rd, 2019: Detainees who are currently seeking asylum in Winn Correctional Center (WCC) refused to move back to their cells in a protest over their prolonged detention, some having spent over 8 months awaiting parole.
October 31 - Ongoing: At least five asylum seekers from India have been force-fed by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after refusing to eat for almost two months, says the immigrant-advocate group Freedom for Immigrants.