Five detainees who took part in a hunger strike at the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Wash., have been deported, according to their supporters. Hundreds of people held at the privately-run detention center took part in the protest over conditions and low-pay. In response, several detainees were placed in solitary confinement. As FSRN’s Shannon Young reports, advocates for the detainees say that Monday’s deportation was further retaliation for the protest.
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