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Inmate at federal detention center on apparent 'hunger strike'

An inmate at the Buffalo Federal Detention Center has not eaten for 55 days, according to a caller to dispatch, and an ambulance is called to the facility at 4250 Federal Drive in the Town of Batavia.

The man is said to have "a severe sickness" due to "an apparent hunger strike." Because a Mercy rig is not available, an ambulance from Byron is responding.

UPDATE 11:51 a.m.: Byron is standing down and Mercy is now responding.

UPDATE 12:28 p.m.: The 28-year-old is being taken to UMMC.

UPDATE 3:50 p.m. (by Howard): We're trying to get more information on this situation and have been in touch with a spokesman for ICE. We can say at this point, it's 55 (or 50) meals, NOT days. More information to come, assuming it becomes available.

Eric Dunn
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Joined: Oct 19 2008

So I guess we are saving some tax money on food.

Dan Robinson
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Joined: May 21 2010

And spending it on his medical bills. He made himself sick, and now it's our problem. That just doesn't make sense.

Peter O'Brien
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Joined: Mar 4 2009

I really wish they would just let him starve to death. Why should I care if a criminal chooses to kill himself? Method is not important.

Michael Hutton
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Joined: Jan 4 2011

If he can't be forced to eat, I'm sure he will refuse treatment as well.

Don Lovelace
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Joined: Dec 23 2008

The inmate at the Federal internment camp may turn out to be just a regular guy like you and me. He may be here trying to earn a living just like you and me.

When in reality, he "stole" someone else's cabbage planting/weeding/picking job, that thousands of americans are lining up for(or insert your favorite mundane job that no one else wants to do).

When in reality he may have crossed an invisible line(border) somewhere and he needs to be punished for crossing that line.

You all probably cross lines like that every day.

Innocuous lines.

Lines determined by others, not be crossed.

When you get caught and are imprisioned, there will be someone somewhere saying, "let him starve"

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Say good night Don.........

Mark Brudz
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Joined: Feb 9 2012

I highly doubt the typical migrant worker who made illegal entry is on a hunger strike.

Although I do Not Condone, the 'Let Them Starve To Death' mentality,

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