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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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09

Apr

Over 100 Detainees at Mesa Verde ICE Facility Stage Hunger Strike Over COVID-19

April 9, 2020: More than 100 detainees engaged in a hunger strike, demanding ICE officials do more to protect them from the spread of COVID-19. The strike was initiated by the women detainees and it eventually spread to one of the male wings of the facility.

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07

Apr

Uprising at Krome Detention Center, Florida

April 7, 2020 – Detainees at Krome Detention Center came into conflict with guards in two different units on Tuesday, April 7th. Krome had been the site of a sizable hunger strike just 5 days prior, involving at least 62 detainees. The prisoners had been demanding immediate release or deportation in response to the pandemic. Tensions seemed to escalate as more new detainees were transferred into the facility and individuals began to exhibit COVID-like symptoms.

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05

Apr

Hunger Strike at Adelanto ICE Processing Center, California

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 claim the lives of incarcerated people across the country.

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04

Apr

Hunger Strike at Donald W. Wyatt Detention Facility Over COVID-19, Rhode Island

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

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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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03

Apr

ICE Detainees Hunger Strike at Farmville Detention Center in Response to COVID-19

March 31: Approximately 100 detainees at the Farmville Detention Center organized a hunger strike in response a COVID-19 outbreak.

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02

Apr

Hunger Strike at Krome Detention Center, Florida

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 Herald reporter, Monique O. Madan.

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30

Mar

Work Stoppage in Bristol ICE Detention in Response to COVID-19

March 30, 2020 – ongoing: Immigrant detainees at the Bristol County House of Correction (BCHOC) organized a work stoppage to protest the lack of action on the part of the prison to protect them from the threat of a COVID-19 outbreak.

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27

Mar

“Breaking Down Borders” Hunger Strike at Northwest Detention Center in Response to COVID-19

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.

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