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VICTORY: The book ban has been lifted! Kevin ends hunger strike

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The book ban has been lifted + Kevin ends hunger strike.

After 8 days on a hunger strike, jail head Michael Waterworth told Kevin Olliff he was lifting the book ban. This huge victory comes after Kevin lost close to 20 pounds over the 8 days. Kevin has now ended his hunger strike, effective immediately.

Thanks to everyone worldwide who made calls, wrote articles, and organized support during Kevin’s hunger strike. While it is always unfortunate when someone is pushed into starving themselves to receive a basic human right, we can say that from everyone’s hard work and Kevin’s sacrifice, this episode has a happy ending.

Kevin at his first meal in over a week at lunchtime on Thursday, and was given a book. He was told the books that have been sent during the book ban will be given to him by the end of the day. (more…)

Kevin Olliff is now on hunger strike

From Support Kevin & Tyler

Kevin Olliff is on hunger strike until the Woodford County Jail book ban is reversed.

It has been over 6 weeks since Michael Waterforth banned all books from entering the Woodford County Jail. The psychological toll of life in a cell without any way to pass the time has been nearly insufferable, as they are forced to waste away without even the most basic form of mental stimulation.

Today Kevin announced that he is prepared to go without food until the book ban is lifted. The hunger strike is effective as of midnight, Wednesday night.

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Call In Needed To Keep Prisoners’ Mail Flowing In Muskegon MI

Editor’s Note: This report came in from a long time prison books supporter and solid activist. More Details will be made available as they come in.
hey friends.
i never do bulk emails, so please forgive me.
i have a quick favor to ask of you all….
the jails here in Muskegon MI are about to ban letters. prisoners are supposed to just get by sending and receiving only postcards to those they love.
we have put together a call in day as the first step to this campaign we are starting. (i think we could win this pretty easily if we show a lot of resistance to it really quickly.)
the call in day is this thrus, the 27th. call sheriff  dean roesler at 231 724 6236 as often as you please on or after that day and say what ever you like. feel free to pass along this email to others you think might have three minutes to spare. if that number is busy you can call the jail administrator, mark burns, at 231.724.6289.
thanks so much fer the favor yall, its really really appreciated.
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