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Forum Post: Prisoner #HungerStrike for Lysol and Heat #BreakingNews

Posted 5 months ago on Jan. 24, 2014, 12:33 p.m. EST by grimwomyn (35) from New York, NY
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There are a group of about 25 prisoners at Menard Correctional Facility in southern Illinois who have been on hunger strike there since January 15.

Here is their list of demands:

A hearing upon arrival and rationale for placement, as well as the written rules and regulations regarding their classification

Quarterly meaningful reviews of continued placement

Timely written responses to grievances in compliance with the departmental directives

The ability to have reasonable access to cleaning supplies for their personal cells

The common areas to be cleaned and sanitized (i.e., showers) and the vermin and rodent infestation eliminated

Adequate heat and hot water in cells and common areas

The ability to purchase basic commissary items (i.e., thermal clothing, shoes etc.), pursuant to departmental regulations

Access to individual razors and nail clippers held by departmental staff

Timely addressed medical treatment (i.e., physical, mental and dental ailments)

Adequate access to legal property boxes and the law library.

See the links below for more information and who to call to tell them to meet the prisoner's demands immediately.

http://www.prisonactivist.org/alerts/illinois-prisoners-menard-high-security-unit-plan-begin-hunger-strike-jan-15

And a more recent update:

http://sfbayview.com/2014/update-from-menard-hunger-strikers-we-need-outside-support-force-feeding-threatened/

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[-] 2 points by shadz66 (17737) 5 months ago

''America's Invisible and Costly Human Rights Crisis'', by Ralph Nader :

''Torture Inc. Americas Brutal Prisons'', by Deborah Davies (Video Doc. & article) :

Less than 5% of The World's population with over 25% of Global Prison Population ?!

WTF is wrong with THAT Stat ?!! Think : Prison Industrial Incarceration Complex ffs !!!

veritas vos liberabit (geddit?) ...