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Hearing On Prisoner’s Hunger Strike Delayed Until Fall

A court hearing for a Connecticut inmate who launched a hunger strike six years ago has been pushed off to the fall because of questions about travel documents.

07/25/2013

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Appellate Court Rejects Hunger-Striking Inmate’s Appeal

The state Appellate Court has rejected an appeal by a prison inmate who went on a hunger strike, ended up being force-fed under court orders and then claimed he was being abused and tortured in custody.

07/16/2012

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Justices Say State May Force-Feed Hunger Striker

The Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled that state prison officials can restrain and force-feed inmates to protect them from life-threatening dehydration and malnutrition.

03/05/2012