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California Hunger Strike

Big Prison Hunger Strike Ends

AP | DON THOMPSON and PAUL ELIAS | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California inmates on Thursday ended a 60-day hunger strike after lawmakers said they would review solitary confinement pol...

Judge: California Prisons Can Force-Feed

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — If dozens of hunger-striking California state prison inmates are so close to death that they must be force-fed, the method ...

Force-Feeding Approved In State's Prisons

AP | DON THOMPSON | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal judge approved a request from California and federal officials on Monday to force-feed inmates if necessary as a ...

State Seeks Permission To Force-Feed Inmates

Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics

By Don Thompson, The Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- State and federal prison officials on Monday sought a judge's permission to force-feed ...

A Lesson of the Irish Hunger Strike

Tom Hayden | Posted 10.15.2013 | Crime
Tom Hayden

Word from within is that California's prison hunger strikers have been studying the Irish hunger strike of 1981 led by Bobby Sands, in which 10 Irish Republicans died because of the stubborn refusal of Margaret Thatcher to recognize them as anything but human.

Robin Wilkey

'My Brother Has Seen The Sunlight Four Times In 28 Years' | Robin Wilkey | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO -- Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa Dewberry has seen real sunlight only four times in the last 28 years. Dewberry, an inmate at Pelican Bay Sta...

MASSIVE Prison Hunger Strike

Posted 07.10.2013 | Los Angeles

An estimated 30,000 California prison inmates have begun to refuse meals in what could be the largest prison protest in state history. Inmates in t...

Hunger Strikes Protesting Solitary Confinement Threatened With Solitary Confinement

AP | Posted 11.30.2011 | Los Angeles

TEHACHAPI, Calif. -- California prison officials are threatening to discipline thousands of inmates who are participating in a statewide hunger strike...