Almost 30,000 California Inmates in Second Day of Hunger Strike

By M. Alex Johnson

July 10, 2013 “Information Clearing House – “NBC News“—– Almost 30,000 California prisoners were in the second day of a hunger strike Tuesday protesting prison conditions and indefinite solitary confinement, far more than took part in a similar strike two years ago, state officials said.

Relatives of some of the inmates, who comprise almost a quarter of the state’s 120,000 prisoners, said in a video posted on a website supporting the strike that they are out of options to end indefinite solitary confinement for inmates with ties to prison gangs, which they call state-sanctioned torture.

“The last time I was able to touch my brother was 1982,” Marie Levin, who says her brother has been in solitary confinement for 29 years, says in the video, which was posted by Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity, a coalition of prisoners rights activist groups:

“There’s a core group of us who are committed to taking this all the way to the death, if necessary,” Todd Ashker, an inmate at Pelican Bay State Prison in Crescent City, says in the video. “None of us want to do this, but we feel like we have no other option.”

So far, there have been no reports of violence.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article35504.htm

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