Wed., July 18, 2012 11:05am (EDT)

Prison Inmates On Hunger Strike
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

JACKSON, Ga.  —  
Department of Corrections spokeswoman Gwendolyn Hogan said about 10 inmates have been refusing food at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson. (Photo Courtesy of Ken_Mayer via Flickr.)
Department of Corrections spokeswoman Gwendolyn Hogan said about 10 inmates have been refusing food at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson. (Photo Courtesy of Ken_Mayer via Flickr.)
Some inmates at a state prison are continuing a hunger strike to protest a variety of issues.

Department of Corrections spokeswoman Gwendolyn Hogan said about 10 inmates have been refusing food at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson.

Supporters of the inmates demonstrated outside the department's Forsyth headquarters this week. They are calling on Commissioner Brian Owens to consider the inmates' demands.

Those demands include better medical care, visitation issues, phone calls, exercise, and access to the commissary.