Tag Archives: Prison Hunger Strike

Family members of prisoners, demonstrators and lawyers celebrated this week's landmark settlement reducing long-term solitary confinement in California prisons. A press conference was held outside the state building in Oakland. Photo by Ashley Chambers.

Landmark Victory Curbs Long-term Solitary Confinement in California Prisons

  A landmark victory this week to reduce long-term solitary confinement in California will immediately release up to 2,000 prisoners who have been held in isolation for 10 years or more for alleged gang affiliation.
Oakland Civil Rights attorney, Anne Weills, one of the lawyers in the sruggle to abolish longterm solitary confinement in California, speaking recently at a press conference.

California Prisoners in Isolation Should Be Covered by Class Action, Attorneys Argue

Lawyers from the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) are urging a federal judge to grant class action status to a lawsuit challenging prolonged solitary confinement in California prisons.
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Legislative Leaders Hold Hearings on Prison Hunger Strike

Senator Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley) and Assemblymember Tom Ammiano (D-San Francisco) have announced they will hold public hearings on the conditions in California prisons that have led to the inmate hunger strike, now in its second [...]