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GA Dept. of Corrections cracks down on death row, inmates plan hunger strike in response

posted Jan 16, 2010, 2:40 PM by James Clark   [ updated Aug 31, 2012, 8:29 AM by GFADP staff ]
The Dept. of Corrections has instituted a series of crack down measures severely limiting the activities of death row inmates following two recent deaths at the prison.  While both deaths have been ruled suicides, sources within the prison claim that Tim Pruitt's death in December may have been murder.  As a result of the recent violence on death row, men living in the prison have been denied all contact visits, yard time has been restricted to one hour per week, and phone privileges have been limited.  People living on death row have begun planning a hunger strike to call for reinstatement of their privileges.  

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