[Ppnews] Prisoner Hunger Strike Grows to Nearly 12, 000!
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Sun Oct 2 08:54:47 EDT 2011
Hunger Strike Grows to Nearly 12,000!
Numbers released by the federal receiver's office show that on
September 28th, nearly 12,000 prisoners were on hunger strike,
including California prisoners who are housed in out of state prisons
in Arizona, Mississippi and Oklahoma. This historic and unprecedented
number shows the strength and resolve of the prisoners to win their 5
core demands and is a serious challenge to the power of the
California prison system and to the Prison Industrial Complex in general.
Prisoners are currently on strike in Pelican Bay State Prison,
Calipatria, Centinela, Corcoran, Ironwood State Prison, Kern Valley
State Prison, North Kern State Prison, and Salinas Valley State
Prison. Throughout the last week prisoners at California
Rehabilitation Center in Norco, Pleasant Valley State Prison, San
Quentin as well as West Valley Detention Center in San Bernadino
County were participating.
The receiver's office and the CDCR begin monitoring prisoners who
have refused food for 72 hours or for 9 consecutive meals.
Representatives of the hunger strikers have previously stated that
this will be a rolling strike, allowing prisoners to come off strike
to regain strength. Because of this, numbers will likely fluctuate
throughout the duration of the strike.
Watch a short video about solitaritary confinement produced by the
American Friends Service Committee:
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