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Source: (WTVD)

DURHAM, N.C. — Close to 50 protesters hit the streets of Durham on New Year’s Eve. They marched to the Durham County Jail to protest for the prisoners inside.

The group met at CCB Plaza downtown then marched to the jail. Protesters refused to talk to media and instead referred us to a website, amplifyvoices.com. The site seems to be some sort of a comment site detailing what seems to be complaints from prisoners.

In an email to ABC11, protest organizers claimed prisoners are getting two sandwiches for dinner and don’t have heat in their cells. To call attention to this they decided to march and bang drums around the jail.

“The Sheriff’s Office takes great pride in providing humane treatment of detainees in its Detention Facility. Specifically, menu planning and food preparation is conducted pursuant to oversight by a registered dietitian,” said Capt. Donald Baker.