Posts Tagged ‘Pelican Bay Prison Hunger Strike’

Mass hunger strike reveals California’s prison conditions 
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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.

Web Special: Prison hunger strike resumes, 8 Calif. prisons participating 
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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.

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Posts Tagged ‘Pelican Bay Prison Hunger Strike’

Reanudan huelga de hambre en ocho centros penitenciarios de California 
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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 …

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