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Hunger Strike at Menard Correctional Center Draws Solidarity, Support

James Anderson @ Truthout - About 15 prisoners in the High Security Unit at Menard Correctional Facility in Chester, Illinois, have been on hunger strike since January 15, 2014, to protest their placement and conditions of confinement.

When the Tamms Correctional Center closed its doors after activists campaigned against the harsh conditions and prolonged solitary confinement at the former "supermax" facility in Illinois, many prisoners were transferred to Menard.  Read more.


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