No food in 9 days for 19 Nevada prisoners on hunger strike


              Marcus Kelley, a formerly incarcerated advocate for prisoners' rights, middle, holds a news conference about the Ely State Prison hunger strike during a rally outside the Casa Grande Transitional Housing Center in Las Vegas Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. Fernandez says her son's complaints include alleged abuse by prison staff and excessive periods of solitary confinement. Ely State Prison officials say complaints over small meal portions fueled the hunger strike. The hunger strike began on Dec. 1, with 39 prisoners, but the Nevada Department of Corrections said 24 were still participating on Friday. Nineteen of them have been refusing food for nine straight days. (AP Photo/Rio Yamat)
            
              Marcus Kelley, a formerly incarcerated advocate for prisoners' rights, hugs Nina Fernandez, mother of one of the prisoners participating in the Ely State Prison hunger strike, during a rally outside the Casa Grande Transitional Housing Center in Las Vegas Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. Fernandez says her son's complaints include alleged abuse by prison staff and excessive periods of solitary confinement. Ely State Prison officials say complaints over small meal portions fueled the hunger strike. The hunger strike began on Dec. 1, with 39 prisoners, but the Nevada Department of Corrections said 24 were still participating on Friday. Nineteen of them have been refusing food for nine straight days. (AP Photo/Rio Yamat)
            
              Marcus Kelley, a formerly incarcerated advocate for prisoners' rights, middle, holds a news conference about the Ely State Prison hunger strike during a rally outside the Casa Grande Transitional Housing Center in Las Vegas Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. Fernandez says her son's complaints include alleged abuse by prison staff and excessive periods of solitary confinement. Ely State Prison officials say complaints over small meal portions fueled the hunger strike. The hunger strike began on Dec. 1, with 39 prisoners, but the Nevada Department of Corrections said 24 were still participating on Friday. Nineteen of them have been refusing food for nine straight days. (AP Photo/Rio Yamat)
            
              Marcus Kelley, a formerly incarcerated advocate for prisoners' rights, hugs Nina Fernandez, mother of one of the prisoners participating in the Ely State Prison hunger strike, during a rally outside the Casa Grande Transitional Housing Center in Las Vegas Friday, Dec. 9, 2022. Fernandez says her son's complaints include alleged abuse by prison staff and excessive periods of solitary confinement. Ely State Prison officials say complaints over small meal portions fueled the hunger strike. The hunger strike began on Dec. 1, with 39 prisoners, but the Nevada Department of Corrections said 24 were still participating on Friday. Nineteen of them have been refusing food for nine straight days. (AP Photo/Rio Yamat)
            
              FILE - A sign marks the entrance to Ely State Prison, the location of Nevada's execution chamber near Ely, Nev., July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
            
              Pamela Browning, who has a loved one in a Nevada prison camp, speaks to reporters during a news conference outside the Nevada Department of Corrections Casa Grande Transitional Housing Center, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022 in Las Vegas. A group, including members of prison reform organization Return Strong, gathered to support the inmates at Ely State Prison who are on a hunger strike over what they say are abusive and violent conditions there. (Ellen Schmidt/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
            
              Nina Fernandez, whose son is an inmate at Ely State Prison, speaks to television reporters during a news conference outside the Nevada Department of Corrections Casa Grande Transitional Housing Center, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022 in Las Vegas. A group, including members of prison reform organization Return Strong, gathered to support the inmates at Ely State Prison who are on a hunger strike over what they say are abusive and violent conditions there.(Ellen Schmidt/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
            Nevada Department of Corrections deputy director Brian Williams speaks during a news conference outside the Nevada Department of Corrections Casa Grande Transitional Housing Center, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022 in Las Vegas. A group, including members of prison reform organization Return Strong, gathered to support the inmates at Ely State Prison who are on a hunger strike over what they say are abusive and violent conditions there. (Ellen Schmidt/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP) A group chants in support of prisoners' rights during a news conference outside the Nevada Department of Corrections Casa Grande Transitional Housing Center, Friday, Dec. 9, 2022 in Las Vegas. The group gathered to support the inmates at Ely State Prison who are on a hunger strike over what they say are abusive and violent conditions there. (Ellen Schmidt/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
No food in 9 days for 19 Nevada prisoners on hunger strike