Four prisoners at state penitentiary in Youngstown begin hunger strike


Four prisoners at state penitentiary in Youngstown begin hunger strike

Staff report

YOUNGSTOWN

Four inmates at the Ohio State Penitentiary are refusing to eat to protest not being allowed to sit-down interviews with the media about their cases.

Greg Curry, Siddique Abdullah Hasan, Jason Robb and Bomani Shakur, who have been housed at OSP since it opened, began refusing food Friday.

The men were involved in the 1993 Lucasville Prison riot that lasted for 11 days and claimed the lives of several people.

The prisoners list a number of reasons, legal and humanitarian, why they should be able to have sit-downs interviews with members of the press.

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