Solidarity hunger strikes expand in California’s Gulag

From: LA Times:
Jul 6 2011

By Sam Quinones, Los Angeles Times

July 6, 2011
Inmates in at least 11 of California’s 33 prisons are refusing meals in solidarity with a hunger strike staged by prisoners in one of the system’s special maximum-security units, officials said Tuesday.

The strike began Friday when inmates in the Security Housing Unit at Pelican Bay State Prison stopped eating meals in protest of conditions that they contend are cruel and inhumane.

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