Western Women’s Correctional Facility, Grants, New Mexico
January 25, 2019 – (end date unknown)
According to the group Millions for Prisoners New Mexico, prisoners housed at Western Women’s Correctional Facility went on hunger strike to protest various issues with the prison’s outsourced meal provider Trinity Food Services.
“Inmates are on a hunger strike in protest against food contractor Trinity Food Services for violating portion servings, religious food, and food making people sick!
Hunger strike began today in solidarity our people denied food trays in protest. We need accountability by State DOC to fix this problem!
Our people are getting sick from in humane conditions – everybody should care if not for the humanity of the people impacted but this drives up medical costs and legal costs in litigation when DOC murders our people behind the walls ✊🏾 #MillionsforPris
Ashley Espinoza, Public Affairs Coordinator with the New Mexico Corrections Department, responded to an inquiry about the hunger strike, stating, “there is not a hunger strike at Western New Mexico Correctional Facility.”
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Millions for Prisoners New Mexico. January 25, 2019. Inmates are on a hunger strike in protest against food contractor Trinity Food Services for violating portion servings, religious food, and food making people sick! [Facebook Post]. Accessed January 28, 2019.
Ashley Espinoza, Public Affairs Coordinator, New Mexico Corrections Department. Email interview with Perilous. January 28, 2019.