Posts tagged ‘Pelican Bay State Prison’

July 23, 2013

California prison guards retaliating against hunger-strikers, lawyers say

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By  of The Guardian:

Prison guards are trying to break a hunger strike involving thousands of prisoners in California by blasting cells with cold air, confiscating legal documents and, in one case, banning lawyers, according to legal representatives and relatives.

July 12, 2013

Faces and Voices of the California Prison Hunger Strike

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By  of Solitary Watch:

Today the massive California prison hunger strike enters its third day. Below are six individuals in Pelican Bay State Prison and Corcoran State Prison SHUs.  All have been held in the SHU for over a decade, and participated in the previous two hunger strikes. All have indicated their intention to participate in this July 8th hunger strike, despite some of them having medical conditions.

July 9, 2013

California prison officials say 30,000 inmates refuse meals

Georgia prisoners on hunger strike last year.

Georgia prisoners on hunger strike last year.

By By Paige St. John of the Washington Post:

California officials Monday said 30,000 inmates refused meals at the start of what could be the largest prison protest in state history.

Inmates in two-thirds of the state’s 33 prisons, and at all four out-of-state private prisons, refused both breakfast and lunch on Monday, said corrections spokeswoman Terry Thornton. In addition, 2,300 prisoners failed to go to work or attend their prison classes, either refusing or in some cases saying they were sick.

June 27, 2013

Prisoners in Washington state to join July 8 strike called by California prisoners

Inmates in a "classroom" working on their GED.

by Diana George, Free Us All Coalition

Seattle, Washington (June 26, 2013) – Prisoners in the state of Washington will go on strike on July 8, 2013, refusing to work on that day. Some prisoners in Washington, including some in juvenile facilities, have vowed to join the nonviolent strike. The strike’s aim is two-fold: to show support for the hunger strikers in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and to join California prisoners in protesting long-term solitary confinement and other human rights abuses in U.S. prisons.

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