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Mar 14, 2010 9:20 AM by Jamie Smith

Oklahoma bombing conspirator: Diet somewhat resolved

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 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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