Thursday, March 19, 2015

Ohio Prisoners On Hunger Strike

With recent changes, only 15 or so of the over 400 prisoners at OSP are allowed congregate recreation on the range anymore and the prison is severely restricting outdoor rec. There are not enough outdoor rec cages get prisoners their legally required 5 hours a week if prisoners are only allowed out one at a time. Staff said the elevators going five of the semi-underground rec cages were broken, so access to rec is even more restricted. We don't know how many prisoners are participating in the hunger strike, but Hasan suspects many have joined in. 5B (the highest security level, about 57 prisoners) have also been denied access to programming, including constitutionally protected religious programming.


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