Friday, October 07, 2011

Athens: Inmates of Koridallos women’s prisons abstain from prison food

Oct. 4, 2011 Contra Info

‘Today, October 2nd, in Koridallos women’s prison we take a protest stance
refusing to enter the cells and wards. We are protesting for the cuts in
food, including fruits and milk, which are not supplied to us for a long
time now.

In particular, today the breakfast was not enough for all inmates, as well
as the launch, while those who were in time to take food were given a very
small amount. We decided to remain outside the prison cells also during
the night closing in a continuing effort of protest for the general
situation. We have complained numerous times regarding the quality and the
quantity of prison meals, but the situation is getting worse day by day.
The prison service officially declared to us that the ministry of Justice
is making budget cuts that result to a substantial reduction in the amount
of food, medication, warm water and surely also heating.

Prison can no longer sustain the inmates, and since it cannot do so, it
should open the gates and let us walk out.’

On the same evening, at 20.00, relatives and friends of political
prisoners called for a gathering outside Koridallos prisons in solidarity
with the inmates who have declared abstention of prison food.

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