State corrections officials said the number of striking inmates is far lower than reported by advocates. As of Monday, officials said there are 1,245 inmates at four prisons who have missed nine or more consecutive meals since Sept. 26. The number of inmates who had missed nine or more consecutive meals peaked Sept. 29 with 4,252 inmates at eight state prisons.
They began the most recent strike to call attention to conditions, including lengthy stints in solitary confinement. More PrisonerPal.com True Crime Today Magazine Subscriptions for Prisoners since 1975