WJBD Radio

Images

Now Playing

Local News

WJBD - Local News - Inmates On Hunger Strike At Pontiac Correctional Center

Inmates On Hunger Strike At Pontiac Correctional Center

By Metro News

Pontiac, 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:

Bond Set at $100,000 For Centralia Man Facing Home Invasion Charge
Salem Man Who Allegedly Fled Traffic Stop Arrested
Centralia Woman Sentenced on Drug Charges
Legionnaires' Disease Cases Rise at Illinois Veterans Home
Illinois Economic Index Holds Steady in Volatile Month




This Site logo