Three death row prisoners at the supermax Ohio State Penitentiary have ended a liquid-only hunger strike after prison officials agreed to nearly all their demands. The prisoners — Siddique Abdullah Hasan, Bomani Shakur and Jason Robb — launched the action on January 3 to protest what they call their harsh mistreatment under solitary confinement. For more than 17 years, they have been held in 23-hours-a-day solitary lockdown for their involvement in the 1993 prison uprising in Lucasville, Ohio. In response to the hunger strike, the prison has agreed to allow the prisoners “semi-contact” visits with family members, additional recreational time, access to digital legal research, phone calls, and permission to purchase additional goods such as food and clothing.
Ohio Death Row Prisoners End Hunger Strike After Winning Demands
HeadlineJan 20, 2011