30,000 Inmates Go Hungry To Protest Excessive Isolation
On Monday, 30,000 inmates refused meals to protest the use of security housing units for indefinite isolation of certain prisoners as a way to manage prison gangs. Members of the hunger strike -- organized by inmates at Pelican Bay State Prison -- seek a five-year limit on such isolation, as well as new educational and rehabilitation programs.
- "30,000 California Prisoners Refuse Meals in Apparent Hunger" (St. John, Los Angeles Times, 7/8).
- "CA Prisoners Resume Hunger Strike To Protest Isolation Units, Gang Management Policies" (Small, "Represent!" KPCC, 7/8).