A 2011 hunger strike by California convicts attracted the attention of human rights advocates, and that led to an extraordinary alliance. If this group of lawyers and prisoners has its way, the barbaric conditions in our prisons will come to an end.
If she settles a Pelican Bay prisoners’ lawsuit, Harris will seize an opportunity to serve justice—and her political career as well.
Todd Ashker, a prisoner in solitary confinement at California's Pelican Bay Prison, speaks to "Democracy Now!" via recording Friday about the conditions in which he's being held.