The hunger strike in Pelican Bay, Corcoran, and other facilities continues. This series from TruthOut provides some insight into the strike and their links are fascinating reads.
Meanwhile, CDCR has released information on the strike, referred to as a "disturbance":
As of [July 12 - H.A.], 12,421 inmates in 24 state prisons and four out-of-state contract facilities have missed nine consecutive meals since Monday, July 8, 2013. An inmate is considered to be on a hunger strike after he has missed nine consecutive meals.
CDCR is not identifying how many inmates are or are not participating in specific prisons. The mass hunger strike is organized by prison gangs and publicizing participation levels at specific prisons could put inmates who are not participating in extreme danger.
In addition, 1,336 inmates have refused to participate in their work assignments or attend educational classes.
Participation in a mass disturbance and refusing to participate in a work assignment are violations of state law, and any participating inmates will receive disciplinary action in accordance with the California Code of Regulations, Title 15, Section 3323(h)(A) and Section 3323(f)(7).
While, as Caitlin Henry pointed out yesterday, CDCR is wrongly citing their own code, they seem to be threatening these consequences:
3323. Disciplinary Credit Forfeiture Schedule.
(a) Upon a ﬁnding of guilt of a serious rule violation, a credit
forfeiture against any determinate term of imprisonment or any
minimum eligible parole date for an inmate sentenced to an indeterminate sentence, as deﬁned in section 3000 Indeterminate Sentence Law (ISL), shall be assessed within the ranges speciﬁed in (b) through (h) below:
(h) Division “F” offenses; credit forfeiture of 0-30 days.
(9) Work related offenses:
(A) Refusal to work or perform assigned duties;
(B) Continued failure to perform assigned work or participate in
a work/training program.
(f) Division “D” offenses; credit forfeiture of 61-90 days.
(7) Willfully resisting, delaying, or obstructing any peace ofﬁcer
in the performance of duty.
3315. Serious Rule Violations.
(a) Inmate misconduct reported on a CDC Form 115 shall be
classiﬁed serious if:
(2) It involves any one or more of the following circumstances:
(3) Serious rule violations include but are not limited to:
(L) Participation in a strike or work stoppage.
In addition, a serious 115 rules violation report may have impact on an inmate's parole, clemency, medical parole, or resentencing under Prop 36, as well as any other process that takes into account an inmate's disciplinary history.
Props to Caitlin Henry for the CDCR links and explanations.