California Prisoners End Hunger Strike Against ‘Systemic State Sanctioned Torture’

‘Peaceful Protest of Resistance’ against solitary confinement to continue, they vow

– Andrea Germanos, staff writer

During the hunger strike, prison officials punished strike leaders with what the inmates called “more torturous conditions than in the [solitary housing units].

The Center for Constitutional Rights, which applauded the inmates’ struggle for dignity and humane treatment, said that the protest “secured legislative hearings that will examine the disgraceful and inhumane conditions that thousands of prisoners in solitary confinement have endured for many years.  The group added that while the hearings are welcome, “the unconstitutional conditions that sparked the strike remain.”

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