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Report: NW Detention Center hunger strike
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TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - An immigrant activist says hundreds of detainees in the federal Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Wash., have begun a hunger strike to protest deportations as well as center conditions.
Activist Maru Mora says an immigrant rights lawyer was inside the center on Friday, spoke with some of the strike organizers and was handed a list of their demands.
Mora says the inmates are seeking better food and treatment as well as better pay for detention center jobs. She says the strike started Friday.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokesman Andrew Munoz said he wasn’t able to comment Friday night.
ICE detention standards state that a detainee who has not eaten for 72 hours is considered to be on a hunger strike.
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