Friday, January 21, 2011

Death Row Hunger Strike Ends w/ Concessions from State

A prisoner hunger strike that began on January 3 ended yesterday after prison administrators conceded to most of the inmates' demands. This story is particularly noteworthy, because the three Ohio death row inmates involved in the strike were prominent figures in the infamous Lucasville Prison uprising of 1993.

For more, check out:

News of the hunger strike's resolution.

A recent Democracy Now! story on the hunger strike, with context on the Lucasville uprising.

Information on Staughton Lynd's book on Lucasville.

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