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50 Days Without Food: The California Prison Hunger Strike Explained

By Maggie Caldwell and Josh Harkinson Monday marked the 50th day of a massive hunger strike in California prisons. The strike initially involved some 30,000 fasting inmates; some 42 of them are still refusing to eat, putting themselves at extremely … Continue reading

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California to force-feed hunger-striking prisoners

By Al Jazeera and The Associated Press A federal judge has approved a request from California and federal officials to force-feed inmates participating in an ongoing hunger strike now entering its seventh week if necessary. The process, which prison officials … Continue reading

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California inmate in prison hunger strike: ‘Each minute has been torturous’

By Rory Carroll California’s prison hunger strike is pitting hundreds of inmates against authorities in a battle of wills largely invisible to outsiders. A mass protest which has just entered its second month is playing out in the solitary confinement … Continue reading

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California Inmate Dies In Solitary Confinement During Hunger Strike

By Aviva Shen A man being held in solitary confinement has died at one of the California state prisons where thousands of inmates are refusing food to protest the practice of indefinite solitary confinement. Prison officials are insisting Billy “Guero” … Continue reading

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Challenging Punishment: What the California Prisoners Hunger Strike Tells Us About Mass Incarceration

By Samuel K. Roberts, PhD The hunger strike at Pelican Bay is the third such action in the past two years and only the most recent in a 20-year history of protests against conditions there going back to the 1995 … Continue reading

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Inmates Across California Join Hunger Strike Over Conditions

By Doreen McCallister Thousands of prisoners across the state are expressing solidarity with inmates being held in solitary confinement at Pelican Bay State Prison in northern California. It is a maximum security facility and problem inmates are held in the Security … Continue reading

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Mos Def (Yasiin Bey) foce fed under Guantanamo Bay Standards

This video is horrifying! Even though the prisoners being held at Guantanamo Bay did commit a horrible crime and are on a hunger strike, this example of force feeding can also be considered a form of torture. This video is not for … Continue reading

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