Hunger Strike at Tacoma ICE Detention Center

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Last Friday over 1200 detainees began a hunger strike inside the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington, one of the largest immigration detention centers in the country.

Immediately their massive protest made national news. In retaliation they are being harassed, and we heard yesterday that more than 20 of them were placed in isolation, cut off from communication. 

Please support the detainees by sending e-mail to ICE here.

They’re striking for the most basic things: better food, better treatment and fairness. To bring it to light, they’re risking their own health inside the for-profit detention center owned and operated by the GEO Group.

In just the past two days we’ve seen an outpouring of support but the need more to stay safe and see their demands met.

We want to get over 1,000 signatures by tomorrow at 5pm. The wives of the hunger strikers are holding a rally outside the detention center in the morning and the hungers strikers are counting our support. 
Please help us by signing the petition and spreading the word. 

Thank you,

Maru Villalpando

P.S. Come support the hunger strikers at a rally Tuesday March 11th at 5pm at 1623 E. J Street, Tacoma Washington. Facebook invite here. 

6 thoughts on “Hunger Strike at Tacoma ICE Detention Center

  1. Unfortunately the requirement of an American zip code shuts out international supporters from both the email and the petition. Can they change this?

  2. Signed & shared. My brother is currently In Adams County Correctional in Natchez, Ms. I am doing research. They have put my brother in solitary Confinement for no reason. He has been in confinement for over 2months. He went on a 14 day hunger strike. Our family is devastated. I don’t know how he did it. We got notice from him that if something does not get done soon he will stop eating again. Words can describe how we feel. We call and the information is limited. We don’t get help.

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