california prison hunger strike

California prison strike enters third week as inmates continue calls to end long-term solitary confinement
  • California prison strike enters third week as inmates continue calls to end long-term solitary confinement
  • Christina Aanestad
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California’s prison hunger strike enters its third week in the latest wave of protests against solitary confinement, inadequate nutrition and programs and the state’s controversial gang debriefing policy. When the strike began earlier this month, an estimated 30,000 inmates in more than 20 prisons participated. Some prisoners described retaliation measures against them. The numbers have dwindled to about 1,000, according to prison officials. FSRN’s Christina Aanestad has more.