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News :: Human Rights : Police and Prisons
Immigrant Prisoners Organize for Improvements at South Bay, Threaten Hunger Strike
01 Oct 2013
Modified: 02:26:15 PM
Reposted from Cradle of Liberty. Forty detainees at Suffolk County House of Corrections (South Bay) in South Boston called off a hunger strike planned for Thursday, September 26, after prison officials agreed to negotiate over poor health conditions, among other issues. On Tuesday, prisoners delivered a letter to the prison administration demanding officials “improve food safety,[...]equalize access to programs and services,[...]and support visitation rights,” according to a press release from supporters.
The detainees, migrant workers held by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), promised a hunger strike to win their demands. Many prisoners have ulcers from H. pylori bacterium infections, caused by poor sanitation.They are locked in their rooms with the lights off most of the day, and have little contact with each other and no privacy, yet they have brought the House of Corrections to the negotiating table. Following the demand delivery, prison officials held a whole-unit meeting, promising to address the prisoners’ grievances.

While incarcerated immigrants organized themselves within the walls of South Bay, the Immigrant & Detainee Solidarity Committee (IDSC) held a press conference Thursday at 9am and a vigil at 5pm.

Note from Boston IMC: ICSD has also issued a press release with a full list of demands.

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