As many as over 2000 prison inmates are on strike at Industrial Area Remand and Allocation Prison,
According to sources who spoke to thecountylens.com on conditions of anonymity, the inmates are protesting poor living conditions, poor meal rations, delay in prosecutions, and mistreatment by prison warders.
An Inmate who called thecountylens said the prison authorities are reluctant yet they work in the prison industries and earn the institution a lot of money.
“We are being treated like slaves yet we produce goods that earn a lot of money. This is unacceptable and we demand that the government address the situation,” one inmate said.
The bad treatment has led to many deaths behind the cells. The prison department is funded with billions each financial year but the monies end up in people’s pockets.