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Force-Feeding Is Not Just for Guantanamo

In response to the prison hunger strike that’s spread throughout California since the beginning of July, a federal judge ruled Monday that officials could force-feed the inmates. After seven grueling weeks, there are still 69 prisoners who are refusing to eat the facilities’ meals.

Posted on Aug 22, 2013 READ MORE



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California Prison Guards Allegedly Retaliate Against Hunger Strike

Prison officials are trying to break a hunger strike involving thousands of California inmates by “blasting cells with cold air, confiscating legal documents and, in one case, banning lawyers, according to legal representatives and relatives,” The Guardian reports.

Posted on Jul 19, 2013 READ MORE



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California Prison Hunger Strike Raises Issue of Force-Feeding on U.S. Soil

As lawmakers call for an end to the force-feeding of Guantanamo detainees, the California strike serves as a reminder: Inmates in this country can ultimately be given the same treatment.

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30,000 California Inmates Begin Hunger Strike Protest

An estimated 30,000 prisoners in California began refusing meals Monday in what may be the largest incarceration strike in history.

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Are California Prisons Punishing Inmates Based on Race?

In several men’s prisons across California, colored signs hang above cell doors: blue for black inmates, white for white, red, green or pink for Hispanic, yellow for everyone else. On any given day, the color of a sign could mean the difference between an inmate exercising in the prison yard or being confined to his cell.

Posted on Apr 15, 2013 READ MORE


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