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2020

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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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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