February 1 - February 26, 2019 (exact end date unknown): The majority of the prisoners at Coyote Ridge Corrections Center launched a hunger strike to protest cold "breakfast boats" that they say are primarily sugar. A breakfast boat is a boxed meal that is given to prisoners
August 24-27, 2018: According to the group Northwest Detention Center Resistance, approximately 200 detainees participate in a hunger strike "in response to the call for a national prison strike in the U.S."
August 21 - September 9, 2018 (exact dates vary based on location): Prisoners with Jailhouse Lawyers Speak and other organizations issued 10 national demands with a call to action for work stoppages, sit-down strikes, hunger strikes and boycotts of the commissary. Organizers
July 14-17, 2018: More than 40 detainees in pod A2 begin a hunger strike "to share the opinions of mistreatment that occur inside, and to ask for changes in ICE and GEO’s policies" the detainees say in a public statement. The hunger strike lasts four days. In early July,
April 1-12, 2018: Prisoners begin a hunger strike on Easter Sunday that lasts at least 11 days and involves at least 1,315 prisoners--including prisoners in all six units of the prison's West Complex. All prisoners in the West Complex who are not "elderly or infirm"
February 7, 2018: Following a work stoppage by detainees employed in the kitchen on February 7, over 120 detainees launch a hunger strike on February 9 in protest of abuses by guards, food quality issues and other conditions. In retaliation for the hunger strike, guards beat
August 8, 2017: For at least the fourth time in a year, detainees at the NWDC go on hunger strike. This time 20 detainees refuse meals after being placed in the hole for protesting an assault by guards on an 18-year-old detainee.
September 9, 2016: Three women prisoners refuse to go to their jobs in the library at the Washington Correctional Center for Women in Gig Harbor, Washington and are transferred to segregation.
March 7, 2014 - May 1, 2014: At least 750 detainees launch a hunger strike and call for an end to deportations. The action begins a series of hunger strikes and outside demonstrations that will unfold throughout the year. Years later in 2017 and 2018, NWDC will be the site
October 24, 2012: Six inmates at Whatcom County Jail tore metal pieces off the ventilation system and used them to cause $15,000 in damage to their cell block. After one hour, emergency response teams regained control. One of the rioters was treated for a leg injury in the