The core issue of the hunger strike in 24 prisons is the placement of inmates in small, windowless solitary confinement cells called Security Housing Units (SHU), for indeterminate lengths of time. Prison officials allege that it is a method of controlling gang activity in prison yards.
The Pelican Bay Prison Hunger Strike has gained considerable momentum. The renewed strike began last week and is the second such mass action staged by inmates in less than six months to draw attention to
overly punitive treatment.
La huelga de hambre en prisión de Pelican Bay ha cobrado impulso considerable. La renovada huelga comenzó la semana pasada y es la segunda acción masiva organizada …