Across the United States, a prison strike continues nationwide as prisoners demand better food, fair pay for work and an end to what they are calling “modern day slavery.” On Saturday, protesters gathered outside Lee Correctional Institution in South Carolina to demand better living conditions for prisoners detained inside. Seven prisoners died during a riot at this prison in April. Meanwhile, at least six people are continuing a hunger strike inside the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington.
Murat Azaniev: “My name is Murat Azaniev. I’m on a hunger strike four days, on a dry hunger strike. I don’t drink; I don’t eat. Because of my medical issue. I’m eight months here in Tacoma, a little bit more in U.S.A.”