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Hunger striking Cornelius Harris in USP Florence, Colo., near death

On Feb. 17, 2016, Ohio state prisoner Cornelius Harris, held in the high security U.S. Penitentiary at Florence, Colo., after being transferred against his will from the state to federal prison system, began refusing meals, vowing not to eat until he is transferred back to Ohio. Recently, he has refused not only food but fluids. Cornelius is sacrificing his health and possibly his life because hunger striking is the only peaceful way he can try to be heard.

Blood in my pen

My pen cutting wounds into the surface, forming letters, creating words that express my existence. --- Wounds that never seem to heal because they are real testaments to who I am, where I come from, and what I been through. --- Peroxide only seems to palliate the damage, making the healing process dawdle. --- Locked in solitary confinement, fighting a war that’s within myself.

Supermax prisoner represents himself in court while on hunger strike and...

Cornelius Harris was facing nine felony charges stemming from fights with guards at the Ohio State Penitentiary. Harris has long maintained that these fights were actually initiated by guards who have targeted him for harassment and abuse. Supporters are requesting that people call OSP Warden David Bobby on Monday, demanding that Mr. Harris be kept safe from retaliation and have his hunger strike demands met.