Democracy Now: California Prisoners Face Crackdown for Hunger Strike

In California, prisoners taking part in a renewed hunger strike are being threatened with disciplinary action. The inmates at Pelican Bay and other state prisons resumed their hunger-strike this week after winning promises of changes to conditions in long-term solitary confinement in July. The prisoners are now being threatened with the loss of personal items for refusing to eat. Those identified as strike leaders also face confinement in an “administrative segregation unit.”

~ by wheresthemic on September 30, 2011.

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