Noise Demo to Support Prisoners on Hunger Strike


1394266933-img_1588Noise Demo To Support Prisoners on Strike

Tuesday March 11th @ 8 PM

1623 E J Street, Tacoma, WAOn Friday March 7th, detainees at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington began a hunger strike to demand better conditions and an end to deportations. ICE has confirmed that 750 of the 1,300 people who are detained at the Northwest Detention Center are on hunger strike. However, there have been reports that as many as 1,200 detainees are on strike. There have been reports that those participating in the hunger strike are having their blankets, pillows and cloths taken away.The Northwest Detention Center is a private immigration prison facility located on the tide flats of Tacoma, Washington. The detention center opened in 2004 under a contract with The US Department of Homeland Security. Though owners have changed over time, the facility is now owned by the GEO Group which operates prison facilities in Australia, The UK, South Africa, the US and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Information on the strike is still emerging but more information can be found here

On Tuesday, March 11th at 8pm a noise demo will be held to express solidarity with striking prisoners inside the Northwest Detention Center.

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