On June 5, inmates at several Wisconsin correctional facilities began refusing food and water as part of “Dying to Live” hunger strike. The inmates demanded an end to the practice of what the Department of Corrections calls “administrative confinement” a euphemism for solitary confinement imposed on inmates for breaking the internal rules of the prison. Administrative confinement in Wisconsin prisons for some infractions can last as long as 25 years.
Last week, armed with court orders, the Department of Corrections began force-feeding at least three hunger striking inmates. Dee Hall from the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism has been following this story.
Dee spoke with Monday 8 O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing about the “Dying to Live” hunger strike.