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 Stark Raven 
 Interview with a family member of a hunger striking prisoner
 Stark Raven Radio  
Hundreds of prisoners are on hunger strike at Toronto East Detention Centre to protest inadequate conditions including healthcare, food and arbitrary lockdowns.
Emily Aspinwall, Stark Raven Media Collective
(interview is self contained with an intro and extro)

Inspired by Prison Justice Day, hundreds of prisoners started a hunger strike in Toronto on Monday August 9th.

Those being held at the Toronto East Detention Centre are protesting a number of conditions from inadequate healthcare to lack of food to unexplained lockdowns.

Lisa has heard about the conditions inside the jail firsthand. Her boyfriend has been detained there since May.

Stark Raven spoke with Lisa about what is happening inside the detention centre on the first day of the hunger strike.

If you want to offer support, know of media who would be interested in covering the story or know of organizations that could support the prisoners, please email Lisa at lisa84(at)

Prison Justice Day is August 10th and is a day to remember those who have died behind bars and to raise awareness about conditions inside prisons. More info:

A closer look at prisons & criminalization


starkraven (at) prisonjustice (dot) ca

 Hunger Strike Download Program Podcast
00:09:16 English 2010-02-09
 Vancouver, BC. Coast Salish Territories.
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