By AMY WALLAUER
A prisoner on a four-year hunger strike to protest his incarceration is challenging a preliminary order allowing prison officials to force-feed him.
On Monday, Washington County Circuit Judge Frederick C. Wright III granted a preliminary injunction allowing officials at Roxbury Correctional Institution to tube-feed Warren D. Stevenson. On Thursday, Stevenson's attorney filed a notice with the Maryland Court of Special Appeals.
Stevenson, 45, has not had solid food since 1994. While serving a 25-year sentence for burglary in Jessup, Md., Stevenson consumed only liquids - including extra milk provided by prison officials - to protest what he said was an illegal prosecution.