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400+ Prisoners at Tacoma, WA, Immigrant Prison Launch Hunger Strike

HeadlineApr 12, 2017
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In Washington state, organizers say hundreds of immigrants imprisoned at the for-profit Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma have launched a hunger strike to protest the poor living conditions inside the immigrant prison. Organizers say prisoners have also launched work stoppages to protest the fact they are paid only $1 a day to cook, clean and do the laundry necessary to keep the prison running. The prison is owned by GEO Group, which is facing a class-action lawsuit arguing the company violates federal anti-slavery laws at its Aurora, Colorado, prison, where it also pays only $1 a day.

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