Virginia Prison Hunger Strike Continues

From Solidarity With Virginia Prison Hunger Strikers

Over the weekend, Solidarity with Virginia Prison Hunger Strikers received word from a prisoner in segregation at Red Onion that he was still actively hunger striking. To his knowledge, due to isolation tactics, he could only confirm that one other striker was currently refusing food. He also reported that hunger strikers had been stripped of their clothes and that to receive their clothes back, they were required to accept food. This report, from a hunger strike participant, indicates that the VADOC is not being truthful in their position that the hunger strike has ended or that Red Onion officials are not reporting honestly to their superiors in Richmond.

Pierre Watkins, a hunger strike representative inside Red Onion, has been transferred to Colorado. He is currently at the Denver Reception & Diagnostic Center. His attorney is working to establish contact with him.