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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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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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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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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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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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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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Uprising at Webb County Detention Center, Texas

December 11, 2018: Two correctional officers were attacked by prisoners while reportedly conducting a “cell search” at approximately 3:00 am Tuesday morning at the private prison run by CoreCivic.

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2018 National Prison Strike: Saguaro Correctional Center, Eloy, Arizona

August 21, 2018: Prisoners transferred from the Nevada Department of Corrections to the Saguaro Correctional Center in Eloy, Arizona went on hunger strike in coordination with the National Hunger Strike.

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Hunger Strike at Leavenworth Detention Center, Kansas

April 30, 2018 – (end date unknown): According to the media outlet Liberation, “approximately two-thirds of the prisoners in the pre-trial detention facility participated in the first day of the hunger strike, leading the administration to extend a break time that day and to promise improvements to the food in the days to come.”

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Hunger Strike at Eloy Detention Center, Arizona

June 13, 2015: Over 200 detainees sat down in the recreation yard of the Eloy Detention Center and engaged in a hunger strike in response to guard abuse and lack of medical services.

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