With 14 recorded strikes spread over 7 prisons, 1929 was part of a span of years in which there were relatively few hunger strikes. Nearly half of the strikes, 6 out of 14, took place in Dartmoor prison. As the tables below show, every strike with a known start and end date lasted less than a week. In addition, prison officials did not resort to force feeding in more than half of the strikes (8 out of 14).
There is no evidence of coordinated group strikes in 1929. In addition, none of the hunger strikes stand out as particularly notable. The prisoners were all convicted of crimes such as theft or assault, and the reasons given for the hunger strikes, except for the prisoner of questionable mental condition, relate to complaints about punishment or prison.
Duration of Strikes
This table includes the 10 strikes for which there was a definite start and end date.
There were 4 strikes for which the length could not be determined, due to a missing start date, end date, or both.