May 2: In early May, a hunger strike and protest erupted due to COVID-19 at Dillwyn Correction Center in Virginia. Shortly after the disturbances, several prisoners were transferred to another prison for "security reasons," but the Department of Corrections in Virginia has
April 5 - ongoing: A series of hunger strikes have occurred in the Adelanto ICE Processing Center involving an estimated 100-180 detainees. The strikers are protesting the lack of basic sanitation and their continued confinement during a global pandemic that continues to
April 3rd, 2020: Nearly 70 detainees engaged in a hunger strike to demand their immediate release amid concerns about the potential rapid spread of COVID-19 among detainees
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.
March 31: Approximately 100 detainees at the Farmville Detention Center organized a hunger strike in response a COVID-19 outbreak.
April 3, 2020: Over 100 prisoners were transferred after they threatened to organize hunger strikes and work stoppages to protest the facility’s new rules aimed at avoiding the spread of COVID-19. The recently implemented rules limit the movement of prisoners and require
April 2, 2020 - Detainees at the Krome Detention Center in Miami-Dade County, Florida launched a hunger strike on Thursday, April 2. The detainees cited the pandemic as a primary motivator in the strike, releasing a video statement at the start of the strike to a Miami
March 30, 2020: A hunger strike at the Franklin County Jail which began on March 30 spread to a second block and won a few improvements in the preventive measures taken to limit the spread of COVID-19.
March 29, 2020: At least 180 detainees went on hunger strike at the York County Prison, demanding they be released due to the potential spread of COVID-19 in the facility. This comes as COVID-19 spreads across detention centers in the United States.
March 27, 2020: Immigrant detainees started a hunger strike to protest the lack of adequate response to the outbreak of COVID-19. By the following day, the number had reached at least 80. As of Sunday, March 29, between 300 and 500 detainees were on strike.