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Prisoners on Hunger Strike Show Signs of Starvation, Official Wants to Force-Feed

July 20, 2011 | 11:20 am

Prisoners on Hunger Strike Show Signs of Starvation, Official Wants to Force-Feed

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Hundreds of California prisoners are approaching three weeks on a hunger strike, including a few showing signs of starvation. 
The strike protesting the conditions in Security Housing Units began at Pelican Bay State Prison on July 1, and has since spread to other prisons across the state. Prisoners in SHUs spend 23 hours a day […]

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July 7, 2011 | 4:06 pm

Blog Beat: Prison Hunger Strike; Grand Jury Rips Central Subway Plan; Death Penalty Abolition Bill

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From The Informant: A report on the hunger strike that’s spread to a number of California prisons From Streetsblog San Francisco: The San Francisco Civil Grand Jury’s report on the planned Central Subway, called “Too Much Money for Too Little Benefit” (.pdf here) From Calitics: Sen. Hancock’s Death Penalty Abolition Gets a Hearing. From the […]

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