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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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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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