Raleigh prisoners go on hunger strike to protest conditions
Posted July 23, 2012
Updated July 24, 2012
Raleigh, N.C. — Several inmates at Central Prison in Raleigh have started a hunger strike to protest medical treatment and health conditions.
Prison officials said there were seven inmates refusing meals as of Monday afternoon.
Both medical and custody staff are monitoring the health and weight of the prisoners, officials said. Medical staff will determine whether intervention is required.
As many as 100 inmates were reported to have joined the hunger strike at some point, but officials said many started eating after missing a few meals.