Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Hunger Strike, Day Three: Demands Across the System

Some of you may have wondered whether all 30,000 inmates who refused meals are housed in solitary confinement in the SHU. The strikers are from many correctional institutions, not only Pelican Bay and Corcoran. And the strike is not merely a move of solidarity on their part: Inmates have made demands of prison authorities in their respective institutions. Some of these demands address particular prison conditions, and some are more generally aimed at sentencing and the like. But one recurring theme is the classification system, and in particular the ways of establishing gang affiliation.

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