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Detention Center Hunger Strike News


Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, WA

On Friday, March 7th, 1200 people held at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington, one of the largest immigration prisons in the country, began a hunger strike and work stoppage.


ICE immediately retaliated against the strikers, placing many in solitary confinement and threatening others with force feeding. A core group continued for more than two weeks and the strike restarted on a mass scale to continue pushing demands.  Their effort to win fair treatment and see the President stop deportations has garnered national and international support as they blow the whistle on conditions in the center run for-profit by the GEO Group.

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Joe Crowley Detention Center in Conroe, TX

Two weeks later, Detainees in the Joe Crowley Detention Center in Conroe, TX were inspired to start their own hunger strike. 500 people initially went on hunger strike to protest conditions at the privately-run detention center in which they are housed and to demand an end to deportations and family separation.


The hunger strikers have faced significant retaliation.  ICE has pressured 20 of the strikers to sign voluntary departure orders, and 15 have already been deported as a direct result of participating in the hunger strike. Hunger strikers are being put in isolation and denied visits from their families as a result of participating, and at least 2 are currently vomiting blood and facing life-threatening kidney problems as a result of not eating.

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BREAKING: On Thanksgiving Day, Detainees Refuse Meals, Demand Freedom

More than 110 Asylum-seekers on Hunger Strike Across Three Facilities After Months in Indefinite Detention Read more

Hunger Strikers at the Adelanto Detention Facility in California, Latest to Join National Outcry

Press Contacts: Mitzie Perez mitzie.ieiyc@gmail.com 909-702-9297 Javier Hernandez jhernandez.jfic@gmail.com 909-313-6925 (ADELANTO, CA) — Family members Read more

Adelanto Hunger Strike is the 4th Hunger Strike in the last 15 Days

Context: This is the fourth hunger strike at a U.S. immigration detention facility in the last Read more

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New audio from inside sheds light on Hutto hunger strike and ICE retaliation

The #Hutto27 uprising moves into a new phase in the face of ICE threats and Read more

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ICE preparing to transfer at least 6 more women on hunger strike at Hutto in retaliation for protest

Groups call on ICE to immediately stop retaliation and release woman who was placed in Read more

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This is what you can do: Demand release of women targeted for retaliation in #Hutto27 hunger strike

As a hunger strike inside the Hutto immigrant detention center in Taylor, Texas spreads throughout Read more

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#Hutto27 hunger strike spreads, two women moved, one punished with solitary confinement

On day 6 of the hunger strike at the Hutto Detention Center, sources inside report Read more

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Day 6 of #Hutto27 Hunger Strike by Women at Texas Detention Center

  Asylum-seeking women report that hunger strike is expanding within the detention center, retaliation continues Read more

For previous alerts and advisories related to hunger strikes in Tacoma and Texas, click here