MADISON — A
handful of Wisconsin inmates still won't eat in hopes of forcing
an end to long-term solitary confinement.
Workers of the World, a labor union promoting the strike, has said
seven inmates spread between the prisons in Waupun and Portage
stopped eating June 10. The union issued a news release Saturday
saying the prisoners are still refusing to eat.
Cesar DeLeon also has stopped drinking out of concerns the
prison's water is contaminated with copper and lead. DeLeon said
in a June 14 letter to the union that 16 people started the strike
but only three people were still striking at Waupun.
Corrections spokesman Tristan Cook said he couldn't comment due to
medical privacy laws but said the agency would ensure the inmates'