25 inmates refuse to eat as Nevada prison hunger strike continues into 6th day

Hunger strike started Dec. 1

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — More than two dozen inmates have been refusing to eat at Ely State Prison as of Tuesday, in accordance to the Nevada Department of Corrections. The quantity dropped from roughly 40 from the prior day. 

The hunger strike started on Dec. 1. Inmates are demanding higher situations such as ample medical care and meals, the 8 News Now Investigators first reported Monday.

“Everybody’s losing pounds, so so far I’ve lost 10 pounds,” Joseph Quinones stated in a telephone name from the prison. “We’re starting to feel the fatigue. We’re starting to get like the mind cloudiness.”

Quinones is serving time for theft and housebreaking. His launch is about for November of 2023. He instructed the 8 News Now Investigators that he had not been outside inside a few month and has been in solitary confinement.

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