17 Huntsville prisoners on hunger strike after lockdown following feces-throwing, other infractions
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More than a dozen prisoners at the Wynne Unit in Huntsville are on hunger strike in response to a lockdown amid a rash of feces-throwing incidents, according to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Seventeen of the 156 inmates on lockdown started refusing food on Friday, and are being regularly checked by medical staff.

News of the hunger strike comes less than a day after a seven-hour jailhouse brawl in South Carolina that killed seven and became the worst prison riot in a quarter century, according to the Associated Press.

In Texas, the latest disciplinary lockdown began March 23 in response to an uptick in infractions, including verbal abusiveness toward officers and "chunking," or throwing bodily fluids.


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Comments:
Typical day up there!It just gives these guys something to do and get a little attention.It won't last long.They will get tired of eating "Johnnies".
TCDJ Ret.
Posted by USMC66'- at 4/18/2018 11:49:58 AM

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