Shadowproof: Ohio Prisoners begin Hunger Strike following punishment for appearing on Netflix show, “Captive”

This comes from Shadowproof written by Brian Sonenstein, March 3rd, 2017:

On February 27, Ohio prisoners Siddique Abdullah Hasan and Jason Robb began a hunger strike after officials at the Ohio State Penitentiary suspended their phone and email access for 90 days. Prison officials accused the men of accepting compensation to appear without authorization on an episode of the Netflix show, “Captive.”

The episode covered the 1993 prison riot known as the Lucasville Uprising. Hasan and Robb, who argue their role in the rebellion was to negotiate a peaceful ending, were pegged as two of its leaders. They were sentenced to death for the killing of a corrections officer.

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You can write to Hasan and Jason to show them your support, not via Jpay, but via mail. If they get enough mail, this will also give the prison a message…

Jason Robb #308-919
Ohio State Penitentiary
878 Coitsville-Hubbard Rd
Youngstown, OH 44505

Siddique Abdullah Hasan (Carlos Sanders) # R 130-559
Ohio State Penitentiary
878 Coitsville-Hubbard Road
Youngstown, OH 44505

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