A project of the Northwest Detention Center Resistence
The Northwest Detention Center (NWDC) in Tacoma, WA is one of the largest immigration prisons in the country, with the capacity to hold up to 1,575 people. On Friday, March 7, 2014, over one thousand people held in the NWDC fought back against an unjust system by putting their bodies on the line: a hunger strike. The strike continued for 56 days and spread to other detention centers across the USA. In the Hunger Strikers Handbook & documentary, La Resistencia tells the story of over three years of activism.
As of 2019, the Washington State Attorney General is suing GEO Group, a private prison company, for both wage theft and unjust enrichment. You can read Resistencia's friend of the court brief here: