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Minnesota Department of Corrections in talks with Rush City prisoners after work strike
By startribune.com- Liz Sawyer
Published: 12/06/2018

The Department of Corrections (DOC) has agreed to negotiate with a group of inmates at Rush City prison after more than 100 offenders staged a work strike last week to protest what they call “abusive” conditions.

Prisoners have complained of a recent slowdown in delivery from the commissary — where they purchase basic toiletries, over-the-counter medications and snacks — as well as mistreatment by corrections officers, according to the Twin Cities Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee, a group of activists inside and outside prison.

“They just keep taking things away … then they overcrowd the prison and treat us like animals,” said a Rush City inmate, who declined to be identified for fear of reprimand.

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