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Lane County Jail inmates on hunger strike for COVID-19 protections, access to services

By Tess Novotny (OPB)
Aug. 4, 2020 3:46 p.m.

BROADCAST: Tuesday, August 4

Inmates at the Lane County Jail have been on a hunger strike for more than six weeks. They are demanding the jail provide stronger protections against COVID-19, as well as better access to religious services, meetings with lawyers and family, and lower bail. We hear from Momo Wilms-Crowe, an organizer with Lane County Mutual Aid, about what prompted the strike, and how the inmates are doing.

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