More than 1,000 inmates at Coyote Ridge Corrections Center near Connell began a food strike Friday.
More than 1,000 inmates at Coyote Ridge Corrections Center near Connell began a food strike Friday. File Tri-City Herald
More than 1,000 inmates at Coyote Ridge Corrections Center near Connell began a food strike Friday. File Tri-City Herald

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