Inmates End Hunger Strike

May 8, 2013

Two inmates sentenced for their roles in the 1993 Lucasville prison riot say they have ended a nearly month-long hunger strike without winning the direct media access they sought.

Through a spokesperson, Siddique Abdullah Hasan says he and Gregory Curry ended a protest Monday that began April 11, the 20th anniversary of the deadly uprising. Hasan, formerly Carlos Sanders, says the strike drew attention among journalists, legal advocates and prison officials to his constitutional concerns over being denied on-camera interviews. He says Warden David Bobby bargained in good faith but top officials at the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction could not be swayed.