HOUSTON, Texas— Families of detained men who have started a hunger strike at Joe Corley announced plans this afternoon to begin holding vigil outside the private prison in Conroe, Texas.
- Stop the deportations
- Just treatment for detainees
- End overcrowding in the cells
- End double judgement for old cases
- Food with nutrition in it
- Better medical care
- Lower calling prices
- Lower rates at commissary
and said the detainees wanted it known that they were inspired by the on-going Washington State efforts.
An eight-page handwritten letter from the Washington State hunger strikers explaining their demands is available upon request. The letter states, in part, “[W]e join ourselves to that effort and demand that the Federal Executive (Mr. President Barack Obama) use his presidential authority and order a total stop to the unjust deportations that are separating families, destroying homes, and bringing uncertainty, insecurity and unhappy futures to our children, our loved ones.”