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Prison Officials Say Conditions Will Improve, Inmates Ready to Strike Again

August 18, 2011 | 3:07 pm

Prison Officials Say Conditions Will Improve, Inmates Ready to Strike Again

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By Michael Montgomery [original blog post available at CaliforniaWatch.org] State corrections officials are moving forward with a major policy initiative that could improve conditions and reduce the length of time some inmates spend in controversial isolation units. The changes are being proposed amid threats of another hunger strike by inmates who spearheaded one last month […]

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July 20, 2011 | 5:05 pm

Interview: What is the Hunger Strike by California Prisoners About?

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KQED and California Watch reporter Michael Montgomery has extensive experience covering California prisons. I asked him to explain what the hunger strikes are all about, and what triggered them. An edited transcript of our conversation follows the audio below. Michael Montgomery describes what the strike by California prisoners is about Why are prisoners on a […]

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