Prisoners claim punishments after demands go public
Inmates at the Thorberg prison in canton Bern are now threatening to go on hunger strike as officials responded after their initial complaints hit the press.
Yesterday it was reported the prisoners were refusing to work, demanding more pay, more food and sexual contact with partners.
One prisoner told the press that 90% of the inmates had signed the demands.
But since the list became public knowledge, prisoners are now saying their exercise periods have been cancelled and the prison shop closed.
They also claim meals have been stopped – although prison officials deny that.
The inmates say they’ve been threatened by staff – and some are now considering a hunger strike.