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Three years after famous hunger strike, las Madres Berks reunite to grieve one of their own

The Berks Family Residential Center has been a site of protest for years. Las Madres Berks, as the group of about two dozen former residents call themselves, were ardent critics from inside the immigrant family detention center until some of them won their release in 2017, after nearly two years in federal custody.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

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Prison reform group calls for end to ‘long-term’ solitary confinement

Many of the protesters said they're on hunger strike to support at least 11 prisoners who were on hunger strike in July
By Brett Sholtis