Federal inmate to judge: Send me back to Halawa

HONOLULU (AP) - Three inmates who waged a hunger strike to protest conditions at the Honolulu Federal Detention Center are asking to move to a different prison.

Attorneys for William Shinyama, Tineimalo Adkins and James Moser argued Wednesday they are unfairly isolated in a segregated unit, where they're subjected to conditions including extreme cold, a lack of medical attention and retaliation from guards when they complain.

The inmates are among 18 men indicted on charges of being part of a prison gang.

Shinyama told U.S. District Judge Leslie Kobayashi that he pleaded guilty to the charges because he was so desperate to get out of there and wants to go back to Halawa Correctional Facility.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Nammar says Shinyama shouldn't go back to the facility where he's a gang leader.

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