Detainees at the Joe Corley Detention Center launch hunger strike in solidarity with detainees on strike in Tacoma, Washington.

Their demands include:

  • Stop the deportations
  • Just treatment for detainees
  • End overcrowding in the cells
  • End double judgment for old cases
  • Food with nutrition in it
  • Better medical care
  • Lower calling rates
  • Lower rates in the commissary

Hunger strikers Ramon Mendez Pascual and call out to speak on abuses they experienced in the facility.

No Estan Solos organizes two solidarity actions, one at the facility and the other in downtown Houston. The latter swarms the sheriff’s office with 75-100 people demanding an end to cooperation with ICE.

Citations:

Second Detainee Strike Shedding Light on Private Detention Abuses, Grassroots Leadership, March 18, 2014

The Conroe Detention Center Strike – Reflections of a Houston Militant and Wob, Unity and Struggle, August 18, 2015