Oct 29 5:07 PM

Illinois prisoners stage hunger strike for books

Campaign hashtag for Kevin Olliff and Tyler Lang. 29 Oct 2013, The Stream.
The Stream (Al Jazeera)

Imprisoned animal rights activist Kevin Olliff is on his sixth day of a hunger strike to regain access to books in Woodford County Jail in Illinois. A support website for Olliff and fellow animal protection activist Tyler Lang says it has been six weeks since the jail has banned books from entering the prison. Using the hashtag #Right2Read, an online campaign was launched asking supporters of the inmates to call the prison and county sheriff to ask that access to books be restored.  

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