Inmate Who Stabbed 4 on Hunger Strike, Alleges Mistreatment

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – An inmate who stabbed four fellow prisoners and a guard in separate bloody attacks is on a hunger strike inside Ohio’s toughest prison, alleging mistreatment.

Greg Reinke (RAN’-kee) is housed at the state’s supermax prison in Youngstown. He says he’s being harassed by guards, denied proper recreation time and lives in a bare cell with no place to put his clothes.

Sara French is a spokeswoman with the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. She confirms Reinke has missed 14 meals as of Tuesday, meeting the agency’s definition of a hunger strike. French denied Reinke is being mistreated.

The 38-year-old inmate was sentenced to 86 years for the guard’s stabbing last year and a 2017 stabbing that wounded four prisoners who were handcuffed to a table and unable to defend themselves.

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