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2020

10

Apr

Uprising at Stewart Detention Center, Georgia

April 9, 2020: Detainees at Stewart Detention Center participated in an uprising on the yard and guards responded with chemical weapons.

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03

Apr

Hunger Strike at Otay Mesa ICE Detention Center, California

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.

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26

Mar

Hunger Strike at Stewart Detention Center, Georgia in Response to COVID-19

March 26, 2020: At least 350 immigrants detained at the for-profit Stewart Detention Center held a hunger strike demanding their immediate release.

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20

Mar

ICE Detainees Hunger Strike at the Elizabeth Detention Center, NJ in Response to COVID-19

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.

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20

Mar

Uprising in Grants, New Mexico Amidst Fears of COVID-19 Outbreak

March 20, 2020: Approximately 300 prisoners at the Northwestern New Mexico Correctional Center participated in an uprising following the death of a prisoner, The Gallup Independent reports. The prisoners damaged prison infrastructure and fought back against guards.

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17

Mar

ICE Detainees Hunger Strike in Essex County, New Jersey in Response 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.

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24

Feb

Sit-Down Strike at T. Don Hutto ICE Facility, Texas

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.

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04

Jan

Five Prisoners Killed, Two Escape Amidst Violence in Mississippi Prisons

December 29, 2019 – January 4, 2020: A series of riots and fights between prisoners in the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) has resulted in the deaths of five prisoners and two escapes.

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2019

09

Jul

Hunger Strike at Adams County Correctional Center, Mississippi

July 9-11, 2019: Several detainees at the Adams County Correctional Center participated in a hunger strike in protest of conditions at the facility. According to the Clarion Ledger, the detainee at the facility who began the hunger strike was an electrician working and living in Jackson for the last 13 years.

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25

Jan

Hunger Strike at Western Women’s Correctional Facility, New Mexico

January 25, 2019 – (end date unknown): According to the group Millions for Prisoners New Mexico, prisoners housed at Western Women’s Correctional Facility went on hunger strike to protest various issues with the prison’s outsourced meal provider Trinity Food Services.

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