Inmates On Hunger Strike At Pontiac Correctional CenterPontiac, IL -- Inmates at Pontiac prison are on a hunger strike, protesting their living conditions. Brian Nelson, with the Uptown People's Law Center, tells WSIL-TV they're former Tamms inmates who don't like several things about their new home. He says the inmates have complained about not having air conditioning, not having access to TV's for good behavior, and about sharing nail clippers. They're concerned things like Hepatitis C and HIV could be transferred through the clippers. Forty-seven inmates are on a hunger strike until their concerns are addressed.
See other LocalNews news:FMC Water Company to Shut Off Portions of Service Area as Search for Leak Continues
Man Grabs $1,700 in Meat and Ice Cream During IGA Contest Finale
Illinois Innocence Project Awarded $250K Grant
Eastern Illinois Football Team Creates an Unwelcome Boom
Scott Air Base Finalist for New Support Center