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Challenging Punishment: What the California Prisoners Hunger Strike Tells Us About Mass Incarceration

(1) Comments | Posted July 18, 2013 | 5:53 PM

The hunger strike at Pelican Bay is the third such action in the past two years and only the most recent in a 20-year history of protests against conditions there going back to the 1995 Madrid v. Gomez case. Now the strike has spread to roughly two-thirds of...

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Challenging Punishment: What the California Prisoners' Hunger Strike Tells Us About Mass Incarceration

(2) Comments | Posted July 17, 2013 | 4:21 PM

The hunger strike at Pelican Bay is the third such action in the past two years and only the most recent in a 20-year history of protests against conditions there going back to the 1995 Madrid v. Gomez case. Now the strike has spread to roughly two thirds...

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Drug Wars Abroad, Prescription Pain Killers at Home

(2) Comments | Posted July 12, 2012 | 5:20 PM

Masked by our continuing drug war in Mexico, and the administration's recent expansion of U.S. drug enforcement into Central America and the Caribbean, is the more serious problem of prescription drug abuse, especially opioids, the class of psychoactive drugs used for pain management which includes codeine, hydrocodone, and oxycodone, among...

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