'Shoe-Bomber' on Hunger Strike in Colo. Prison
Supermax inmate force-fed, hydrated after refusing food
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 10, 2009 1:25 AM CDT
Reid is serving his sentence in Colorado's "Supermax" prison. He has complained that prison authorities have prevented him from following the tenets of his Muslim faith.   (Bureau of Prison)
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(Newser) – Convicted terrorist Richard Reid has been on hunger strike inside Colorado's Supermax prison since March, reports the Times of London. The British Muslim, sentenced to life after attempting to blow up a transatlantic jet with bombs hidden in his shoes, has refused 59 meals in recent month. Reid has been force-fed after authorities decided medical intervention was necessary, court filings show.