Wednesday, June 08, 2016

ABC News 10 Interviews Rev. Pinkney

Prisoners hold demonstration concerning food conditions

MARQUETTE — Several hundred inmates at the Marquette Branch Prison recently held what’s being called a ‘passive level demonstration’ in regards to the food that’s being served to them.
“The food is the lowest grade that you could ever consume in your body,” said Rev. Edward Pinkney, an inmate at the Marquette Branch Prison. “The food itself is spoiled. They serve rotten food. Rodents have defecated on the food. The condition itself is almost… it’s unbearable just eating the food by itself. I have made up my mind that I will not eat the food at any cost.”
Correction: The story reports that Rev. Pinkney is eating food sent to him, but in fact currently he is continuing his hunger strike.

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Go to ABC News 10 for transcript of the story.