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2020

20

Mar

ICE Detainees Hunger Strike at the Elizabeth Detention Center, NJ in Response to COVID-19

March 20, 2020: At least forty prisoners went on hunger strike at Elizabeth Detention Center in response to poor sanitary conditions after medical staffer tested positive for COVID-19.

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18

Mar

ICE Detainees Hunger Strike in Hudson County, NJ in response to COVID-19

March 18, 2020: Immigrant prisoners at Hudson County Corrections and Rehabilitation Center in New Jersey began a hunger strike in response to their elevated risk of contracting COVID-19.

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17

Mar

ICE Detainees Hunger Strike in Essex County, New Jersey in Response to COVID-19

March 17, 2020 – Ongoing: A group of detainees at the Essex County Correctional Facility in Newark, New Jersey have organized a hunger strike demanding their immediate release as COVID-19 pandemic spreads throughout New Jersey and the world.

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2012

17

Dec

Food Strike at Federal Correctional Institution, Fairton, New Jersey

January 4th, 2013: Prisoners participated in a food strike in response to a new policy which would punish an entire block or unit of prisoners for not admitting to carrying “contraband.”

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29

Oct

Mass Escape at Logan Hall, New Jersey

October 29, 2012: When Hurricane Sandy hit the eastern seaboard, power failed at Logan Hall, a halfway house operated by the private corporation Community Education Centers, causing the locking mechanisms on the cells to fail. Dozens of male prisoners left their cells and destroyed prison property. 15 prisoners escaped in one of the largest mass escapes in recent New Jersey history.

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