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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

“Hunger strike” continues in prison

A so called “hunger strike” is still going on in Limerick Prison this week after 15 prisoners announced that they would refuse meals from the prison canteen.

It all began Saturday and prison authorities say they were protesting over conditions inside the jail and have made so demands.

But this is a hunger strike with out the hunger. Just before the convicts started the strike they "cleaned out" the prison tuck shop stashing biscuits, pot noodles and bars of chocolate that they could live on while protesting.

Some of their demands include more access to the exercise yard; better food from the canteen and a rescheduled gym roster.

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