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2019

14

Mar

Hunger Strike at Adelanto Detention Facility, California

March 14, 2019: Approximately 150 immigrant detainees participated in a coordinated food strike at one of the largest privately run immigrant detention facilities in the county, owned and operated by Geo Group. The detainees refused to go to the cafeteria for a regularly-scheduled meal and then a smaller number began a hunger strike.

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2018

05

Nov

Two Uprisings by Idaho Prisoners at Eagle Pass Correctional Facility, Texas

November 5-13, 2018: Prisoners from Idaho housed in a private prison in Texas participate in two disturbances in just over a week.

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24

Aug

2018 National Prison Strike: Northwest Detention Center, Washington

August 24-27, 2018: According to the group Northwest Detention Center Resistance, approximately 200 detainees participate in a hunger strike “in response to the call for a national prison strike in the U.S.”

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08

Aug

2018 National Prison Strike: Lea County Correctional Facility, New Mexico

August 9, 2018: Four housing units at the private GEO Group prison refuse orders and go on strike in response to harassment and abuse. Prisoners cite admin cutting visitation and guards harassing prisoners family members, including strip searching elders.

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14

Jul

Hunger Strike and Encampment at Northwest Detention Center, Tacoma

July 14-17, 2018: More than 40 detainees in pod A2 begin a hunger strike “to share the opinions of mistreatment that occur inside, and to ask for changes in ICE and GEO’s policies” the detainees say in a public statement. The hunger strike lasts four days. In early July, supporters begin an encampment outside the detention center that lasts more than a month.

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07

Feb

Work Stoppage and Hunger Strike at Northwest Detention Center, Washington

February 7, 2018: Following a work stoppage by detainees employed in the kitchen on February 7, over 120 detainees launch a hunger strike on February 9 in protest of abuses by guards, food quality issues and other conditions. In retaliation for the hunger strike, guards beat detainees and put them in solitary confinement. NWDC was the site of at nine hunger strikes in 2017, according to the group Northwest Detention Center Resistance.

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2017

08

Aug

Hunger Strike at Northwest Detention Center, Washington

August 8, 2017: For at least the fourth time in a year, detainees at the NWDC go on hunger strike. This time 20 detainees refuse meals after being placed in the hole for protesting an assault by guards on an 18-year-old detainee.

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10

Jul

Uprising at Great Plains Correctional Facility, Oklahoma

July 10, 2017: Armed with baseball bats and iron pipes, 400 prisoners take control of an entire building and two recreation yards for eight hours. Taking two guards hostage, they refuse to return to their cells. Guards use pepper spray and stun grenades. An unspecified number of prisoners are transported to a local hospital for injuries.

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10

Apr

Hunger Strike at Immigrant Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington

April 10, 2017: As many as 750 detainees at the Northwest Detention Center launch their first in a series of hunger strikes in protest of their conditions of confinement. The outside group NWDC Resistance does solidarity work for the strikers.

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2015

01

Jul

Uprising at Arizona State Prison at Kingman, Arizona

July 1 – July 4, 2015: Prisoners at the Arizona State Prison in Kingman, a private prison run by the Management & Training Corporation (MTC), riot for three days following an attack on guards. Following the riots, the governor of Arizona announces that the state would be ending its contract with the Management and Training Corporation.

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