James V. Allred Unit, Iowa City, Texas
December 25, 2017 – January 3, 2018

At least 48 prisoners in the administrative segregation unit stage a hunger strike which, according to prison officials, relates to demands regarding recreation time, food portions and the temperature of the prison. Also according to prison officials, the strike lasts 10 days.

Information about the strike spreads after the wife of a striking prisoner calls the local media, which seeks comment from the prison.

Citations:

State confirms some Allred Unit prisoners refusing meals“, News Channel 6, December 31, 2017.

James V. Allred Unit hunger strike comes to an end“, Texomas, January 3, 2018.

10-day hunger strike ends at North Texas prison“, Chron, January 4, 2018.