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2019

30

Oct

Hunger Strike and Work Strike at Santa Rita County Jail, California

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 legal resources.”

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18

Oct

Hunger Strike at Northwest Detention Center, Washington

October 18, 2019: More than two hundred detainees began a hunger strike on Friday at the Northwest Detention Center, a privately-run immigrant detention center, according to the immigrant advocate group La Resistencia.

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07

Oct

Hunger Strike and Work Stoppage at Clallam Bay Corrections Center, Washington

October 7, 2019 – October 12, 2019: Prisoners at the Clallam Bay Corrections Center began a hunger strike and work stoppage on Monday, October 7 in response to numerous grievances with the facility including food issues, compensation for labor, lack of exercise equipment and complaints about outsourced services such as J-Pay and Global Telelink.

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31

Jul

Hunger Strike at Scotland Correctional Institution, North Carolina

July 31, 2019-end date unknown: According to the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC), an unknown number of prisoners participated in a hunger strike in protest of arbitrary denial of recreation time and lack of access to notaries for legal work.

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27

Jul

Hunger Strike and Protest at Pine Prairie ICE Processing Center, Louisiana

July 27 – August 3, 2019: Guards deployed pepper spray after more than 100 immigrant detainees held a demonstration in the prison yard at Pine Prairie ICE Processing Center, a privately run ICE detention Facility owned by GEO Group. The event comes just a day after ICE detainees were pepper sprayed during a disturbance at another Louisiana facility and a month after a hunger strike at a third Louisiana ICE facility.

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26

Jul

Hunger Strike and Protest at Bossier Medium Security Facility, Louisiana

July 26 – August 2, 2019: Approximately 30 immigrant detainees were pepper-sprayed following a protest in the cafeteria of the Bossier Medium Security Facility. The protest occurred in the midst of a hunger strike at the facility that began Friday, July 26.

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09

Jul

Hunger Strike at River Correctional Facility, Louisiana

July 9, 2019-end date unknown: According to Immigration and Customs Enforcement Spokesperson Bryan Cox, seven immigrant detainees at the River Correctional Facility were engaged in a hunger strike as of July 11, 2019. The hunger strike began on July 9, 2019.

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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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09

Jul

Hunger Strike at Otero County Processing Center, New Mexico

July 9, 2019-ongoing: Five detainees started a hunger strike to protest their detention by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. All of those participating are from Cuba. As of July 16, all of the men had not eaten a meal and some were refusing water.

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04

Jul

Hunger Strike at SCI-Fayette, Pennsylvania

July 4, 2019-end date unknown: According to the Pennsylvania-based prisoner rights advocacy group the Human Rights Coalition, 16 prisoners went on hunger strike to protest a variety of conditions including “repeated physical abuse from guards, sexual harassment, extensive use of pepper spray, theft of mail/legal documents, and restriction of access to basic goods such as toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, yard time, shower time, and clean clothes.”

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