California governor intransigent on prison hunger strikers' demands


KPFA Evening News, 08.17.2013

The LA Times reported this week that California prison hospitals were preparing to treat prisoners who have been on a hunger strike against inhumane prison conditions, meaning most of all solitary confinement, since July 8th. Today somewhere between one and four hundred prisoners are still refusing food. KPFA spoke to lifelong peace and justice activist and former California Assemblyman Tom Hayden, who has been writing about the strike almost daily, in the LA Times, Huffington Post, and San Francisco Bay View, and on his own Peace Exchange Bulletin website,  


California's Pelican Bay Prison administration is known for its use of indefinite solitary confinement, which prisoners say is torture with crippling psychic consequence.


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