Northwest Detention Facility

Immigrant detainees resort to hunger strikes in protest of conditions at Tacoma facility

BY: - November 17, 2023

On a side street in Tacoma, wedged between railyards and the Puyallup River just off Interstate 5, sits the Northwest Detention Center, one of the largest federal immigrant detention facilities in the nation. It’s privately run, long-mired in controversy and as of Friday, about 100 detainees there were refusing meals to protest conditions at the […]