Hunger Strike at Westville Correctional Facility

Resistance flares up in the IDOC once again. We've received word that a hunger strike has begun at Westville Correctional Facility in Westville, Indiana.

The demands of these inmates are much the same as the recently concluded and severely repressed hunger strike at Wabash Valley: insufficient and inedible meals, freezing cold temperatures, lack of access to commissary, etc.

Details of this strike are still coming in but all accounts are that it is ongoing meaning the inmates need immediate and consistent outside support.

Please Call:

Warden Mark Sevier (219) 785-2511
Commissioner Robert Carter | (317) 232-5711
Governor Eric Holcomb | (317) 232-4567

Sample Script:

"I am calling because I am aware that a number of inmates at the Westville Correctional Facility are on hunger strike protesting their inhumane conditions including lack of filling and nutritious meals as well as extremely cold temperatures and lack of access to basic necessities. I urge administration to meet these inmates demands"

Remember to report back and let us know how your calls go. idocwatch@gmail.com

Solidarity

Comments

Monty Neill (not verified)
I sent this via email to the email address in the Zap, but that email bounced back. Here is the message I sent: I left a message on the warden's line. When I reached commissioner's office, I was routed to the 'chief communications officer.' He said: issue was Wabash, not Westville where nothing is going on. Wabash was 2 weeks ago and lasted 24 hours. That is, I was being misinformed (said he was sorry I was misled and therefore wasting my time and 'reputation' by calling. He said at Wabash at no time did they alter the temperature or did guards attack/harass prisoners. I asked about food quality which is a common issue. He said they meet ACA and federal government standards for quality, calories and nutrition, food is fine even if they don't care for the taste, and prisoners can supplement out of canteen. Thought you should know how they are responding to calls. Onward.
caitlinmanning8... (not verified)
I got call back from Dave Leonard, the administrative assistant to the warden who deals with grievances (first time in all these phone zaps that I have gotten a cal back). He talked my ear off about how many services they are providing to inmates, was sure I was mistaken about anybody being on hunger strike, yada yada.
Ash (not verified)
Left messages on machines at all three numbers. If it's helpful to anyone, Governor Holcomb's ext. is +13172327276.
Pierce Delahunt (not verified)
9/18/18 - Rang for a long time. First person to answer (Ext 0) was confused by "freezing temperatures" as it has been "95 degrees every day." They transferred me to someone else, who said they could not comment. I said no need for comment, just calling in solidarity. They thanked me and hung up.