Nothing Left to Lose

Faced with supertough restrictions, inmates at Tamms protest by refusing to eat

Barker says he disagrees with the hunger strike and believes inmates should "seek avenues within the rules of the department to voice their concerns." Snyder says that's not realistic and notes that Barker himself is facing termination even though he says he followed rules.

"He's asking guys to work within the system; however, at the same time he's saying the system doesn't work even for employees," Snyder says.

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