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NW Detention Center
4:21 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Detainees At Northwest Detention Center Moved To Isolation

Several inmates at an immigration detention center in Tacoma have been moved to isolation. Immigration officials confirm the separation started late last week. It comes on the heels of a recent hunger strike at the facility.

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Bond Hearing Ruling
4:56 pm
Wed March 12, 2014

Federal Ruling: Immigrants at NW Detention Center Entitled to Bond Hearings

As a hunger strike continues at an immigration detention center in Tacoma, a new federal court ruling coincidentally meets one of the protesters demands. 

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Hunger Strike Day 5
6:16 am
Tue March 11, 2014

Hunger Strike Continues at NW Detention Center

The Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington is currently experiencing a five-day long hunger strike with more than 100 people refusing to eat.
Credit Seattle Globalist

More than a hundred detainees at an immigration lockup in Tacoma are entering their fifth day without food. The hunger strike began Friday, with about 750 people refusing to eat. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has stepped up medical observations of the protesters.

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Hunger Strike
4:19 pm
Mon March 10, 2014

Day 4 of Hunger Strike at Tacoma Detention Center

Immigration officials say a lockdown has been lifted at a Tacoma detention center where hundreds of detainees are involved in a hunger strike.
Credit U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement website

Immigration officials say a lockdown has been lifted at a Tacoma detention center where hundreds of detainees are involved in a hunger strike.

As of Monday morning, 154 detainees were refusing food.

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Immigrant Detention
5:32 pm
Tue June 4, 2013

Wash. Immigration Lockups Among Worst For Long Holds

The Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma
Credit U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement website

If you end up in an immigration detention center here in Washington state, you could face a long stay. And ironically, if you’re a legal resident the lockup will likely be even longer. Newly released federal statistics show Washington ranks toward the bottom of the list for quick turnover in detention.

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North Korea Convicts Lynnnwood Man
4:38 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

State Department calls for release of Washington resident from North Korea

The State Department is asking Thursday that North Korea free Kenneth Bae, a man from Lynnwood who was sentenced to 15 years hard labor Wednesday.

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Detention Center Budget
6:17 am
Wed February 27, 2013

Budget Impasse Leads To Some Releases At Tacoma Immigration Lockup

Sequestration has apparently led to a “get out of jail free” card for some detainees at an immigration lockup in Tacoma. With budget cuts looming, the Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday that it’s shifting some detainees around the country to supervised release. KUOW’s Liz Jones reports.

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