IOWA PARK, Texas — Nearly 40 inmates on a hunger strike since Christmas at a prison in North Texas have ended their protest over alleged limited recreational time and food portions.
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice says the 37 inmates at the Allred Unit in Iowa Park accepted meals again Wednesday. All are serving time in administrative segregation — isolated from the general population because they’re deemed a security risk or danger to others.
Corrections spokesman Jason Clark said Thursday that administrators met with offenders about their complaints and the dialogue continues. He didn’t provide specifics. Clark says no striking inmates required medical attention.
Officials earlier said most of the striking prisoners had food in their cells that they bought from the commissary.
Iowa Park is 120 miles (193 kilometers) northwest of Fort Worth.