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Climate Refugees in Toxic Immigrant Jails Are Victims of Environmental Racism

31 July 2017 No Comment
by Lauren Walker

by Lauren Walker

July 30, 2017

by Candice Bernd

Courtesy of Truthout.org

In April, the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington, again made headlines after more than 100 immigrant detainees launched a hunger strike to protest the conditions inside the for-profit immigration jail.

The demands reflected many of the concerns originally raised by detainees when they went on strike in 2014: abuse from guards, maggoty food, inadequate access to medical care and exorbitant commissary prices, to name a few. The detainees were also protesting the fact that they were running the prison’s basic services for wages of just $1 a day, some reportedly receiving only a bag of chips in exchange for waxing the prison’s floors.

Climate Refugees in Toxic Immigrant Jails Are Victims of Environmental Racism

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