Posts tagged ‘prison strike’

February 8, 2014

In Illinois Prison, a Hunger Strike Against ‘Inhumanity’

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By Sarah Lazare, staff writer with Common Dreams:

In the cells of a segregated “high security unit” at a southern Illinois prison, men have taken the step of going without food to protest their isolation and inhumane treatment at the hands of “corrections” authorities.

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 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.

July 6, 2013

Youth at Green Hill prison in Chehalis to go on strike, noise demo in solidarity

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Monday, July 8, 2013 – 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Recreation Park, Chehalis, WA
Across the street from Green Hill
Carpools leaving from the artesian well in Olympia at 2pm

Prisoners in Pelican Bay’s Secure Housing Unit have called for a hunger and work strike beginning July 8th.

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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