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Saguaro Correctional Center, Eloy, Arizona
August 21, 2018

Prisoners transferred from the Nevada Department of Corrections to the privately operated Saguaro Correctional Center in Arizona go on hunger strike in coordination with the National Hunger Strike.

According to Holly Welborn, policy director with the ACLU of Nevada, “They have more specific demands than the 10 that went out nationally. Their concerns are they are being treated differently than they would be at a (Nevada) state facility.”

Citations:

Nevada Inmates In Arizona Private Prison Take Part In National Hunger Strike“, KNPR News Staff, August 23, 2018.

Shipped to Arizona, Nevada inmates launch hunger strike“, Nevada Current, August 22, 2018.

Background:

Prisoners in Hawaii Are Being Sent to Die in Private Prisons in Arizona“, Vice, March 13, 2017.