California Prison Strike Comes to an End

The Liberty Beat

BY: Derrick Broze

California’s largest prison protest to date has come to a halt after a two-month hunger strike. The strike concludes without the inmate’s demands being met. The strike saw close to 30,000 initially refuse meals and ended with around 100 inmates refusing to eat, and a reported 10 protesters a day collapsing in need of medical care. The protest leaders stated they would continue to fight what they say amounts to “torture policies and practices in which serious physical and psychological harm is inflicted on tens of thousands of prisoners”. Prison officials insist the solitary confinement policies are non-negotiable, however last week California lawmakers involved in prison policy announced they would hold public hearings this fall on conditions in California’s maximum security prisons.

http://www.latimes.com/local/la-me-ff-prison-strike-20130906,0,6701866.story

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