Westville Correctional Facility, Westville, Indiana
January 13-24, 2014

A group of prisoners launch a hunger strike in protest of nutritionally deficient cold sack lunches. The lunches are the result of cutbacks by Aramark. After ten days and a protest and media campaign by outside supporters, hot lunches resume. Prison staff then retaliate by turning off heat to the unit.

Citations:

“Private Contractor Accused of Skimping on Prisoner Food”, In These Times, January 30, 2014

“Westville Correctional Facility Hunger Strike”, WFHB, January 30, 2014

“Repression Alert!” Westville Prisoner Support, January 27, 2014

Background:

Westville Prisoner Support Website