APNewsBreak: 3 convicted in historic prison riot in Ohio launch hunger strike for media access

Three Ohio inmates sentenced to death for a prison riot plan a hunger strike on its anniversary to protest the state's refusal to allow them sit-down media interviews on their cases.

Siddique Abdullah Hasan (sih-DEEK' ab-DOOL'-uh huh-SAHN'), formerly Carlos Sanders, spoke to The Associated Press in an exclusive telephone interview Wednesday. He says the state has had two decades to tell its side of the story and the "Lucasville Five" should have their chance.

Twelve staff members were taken hostage on April 11, 1993, when inmates overtook the prison.

Hasan was convicted for helping plan the murder of a corrections officer, among 10 who died during the 11-day uprising, the longest deadly prison riot in U.S. history. He denies he was involved in planning or carrying out the killing.