Pelican Bay inmates said to end hunger strike, others continue

by on July 22, 2011 · 2 comments

in California, Civil Rights

By Kevin Fagan / SFGate / July 22, 2011

 SAN FRANCISCO — Inmates have ended a three-week hunger strike in the high-security Pelican Bay State Prison in Del Norte County to protest conditions in isolation units at the facility and what they said were oppressive gang-security measures by prison officials, California prison officials say.

Advocates for the prisoners said they got confirmation late Thursday from the inmates themselves. Meanwhile, some inmates in three other state prisons who were refusing to eat in solidarity with those in Pelican Bay were continuing their strike until they could also receive confirmation, state officials said.

“Most inmates at Pelican Bay started eating again last night, and as of 1 p.m. today they were all eating,” Terry Thornton, spokeswoman for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, said Thursday.

“Our staff is now consulting with the prisoners in the other institutions who are still refusing to eat prison-issued food, and we are hoping they start eating again soon,” she said.

The three other prisons are in Corcoran (Kings County), Tehachapi (Kern County) and Calipatria (Imperial County).

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avatar Alexis Duran July 23, 2011 at 7:46 am

Message from PB SHU…”they are overwhelmed by the support and solidarity of family members, community members, organizations, and people across the world joining their fight for human rights, and cannot adequately express their appreciation. They also explained THIS IS IN NO WAY OVER…”
COME AND JOIN THE? MASSES FOR A MARCH TO CDCR HEADQUARTERS IN SACRAMENTO ON MONDAY AND DON’T COME ALONE.
Dying for Sunlight by Mumia Abu Jamal
http://prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com/
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avatar Glenn Langohr August 9, 2011 at 5:50 pm

I spent 10 years in California prisons and know the Pelican Bay SHU personally. I wrote a drug war novel Roll Call by Glenn Langohr to show the public the path we are on by incarcerating petty criminals is only breeding bigger ones who are displaced from society when they are released. The U.S is not the leaders of the free world; we are the leaders of the incarcerated world! I started http://www.lockdownpublishing.com when I got out of prison to help other prisoners change their lives through writing. http://youtu.be/jEQ8Gh1-bFs Here is the NY Review Kirkus Discoveries, Nielsen Business Media
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A harrowing, down-and-dirty depiction—sometimes reminiscent of Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic—of America’s war on drugs, by former dealer and California artist Langohr.

I’m also writing over 50 California prisoners to inspire them to turn their lives around through writing. I want interviews and publicity as I am broke out of prison and can’t afford the regular channels…
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