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Mon March 15, 2010

Nichols Diet Issues

Oklahoma City, OK – Okla. bombing conspirator: Diet somewhat resolved

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Oklahoma City bombing conspirator Terry Nichols says his hunger strike to demand a more fiber-rich diet in prison has been somewhat successful.

Nichols says in a letter that the federal Supermax prison in Florence, Colo., addressed his medical and religious needs but "much more still needs to be done." He didn't provide specifics. A message left for prison officials wasn't returned Saturday. His protest began Feb. 5.

The Oklahoman newspaper reports Nichols wrote the March 4 letter to a local woman whose two grandsons were among 168 people killed in the 1995 federal building bombing. They've exchanged letters since his 2004 trial.

Nichols has filed a lawsuit that argues the lack of available whole grains and fresh produce harms his health and violates his religious beliefs, causing him to "sin against God."

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Information from: The Oklahoman, http://www.newsok.com