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Prison Hunger Strike Ends After Lawmakers Plan Hearings

September 5, 2013 | 10:38 am

Prison Hunger Strike Ends After Lawmakers Plan Hearings

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State inmates end a two-month hunger strike after lawmakers agree to hold hearings over isolation units.

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Prison Hunger Strikes Protest Gang Policy

October 17, 2012 | 3:30 pm

Prison Hunger Strikes Protest Gang Policy

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A hunger strike is continuing at one California prison but ended on Wednesday at another, according to Terry Thornton, a spokesperson for the California Department of Corrections. Some of the strikers were protesting a new policy aimed at reducing activity by gangs and other “security threat groups,” she said. Others did not give a reason […]

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Prison Officials Investigate Inmate Advocates

October 3, 2011 | 11:58 am

Prison Officials Investigate Inmate Advocates

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Originally published on Californiawatch.org Just days after thousands of California inmates renewed a hunger strike, two Bay Area attorneys closely involved in mediation efforts got a surprise: They were under investigation by the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation for allegations of misconduct and unspecified security threats. The attorneys – Marilyn McMahon, executive director of California […]

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