Inmate on hunger strike protests ‘unfair punishment’

Inmate on hunger strike protests ‘unfair punishment’

William Lecuyer has not eaten solid food since March 2012.

The New Jersey State Prison inmate, serving a 22-year sentence for armed robberies in 2000, refuses to eat in protest of what he claims was an “unfair punishment,” the Star Ledger reports.

He’s referring to a disciplinary charge that occurred in 2011, when prison dogs detected something in Lecuyer’s cell. When guards found no drugs, Lecuyer allegedly refused to provide a urine sample.

His story is different.

According to the Ledger, the 34-year-old says he waited two hours for the guards to take his sample, and by then he’d already relieved himself. Nonetheless, officials sentenced him to four months of solitary confinement for denying a sample.

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