By adamg on Sun, 02/17/2019 - 5:31pm
WBUR reports on a hunger strike among local ICE detainees that began Friday.
They're housed in South Bay jail cells rented from the Suffolk County Sheriff's Department, which denied there's any formal hunger strike going on.
In 2016, Sheriff Steve Tompkins said he'd look at canceling the department's ICE contract while running against an opponent who said he would definitely stop housing ICE detainees. Tompkins won re-election and maintained the contract.