terça-feira, outubro 04, 2011

Prison hunger strikers now number 12,000, advocates say

No Los Angeles Times: "Advocates for California prison inmates conducting a hunger strike said the number of participants has swelled to 12,000, making it possibly the largest prison strike in recent U.S. history. The inmates are eight days into a renewed hunger strike after they suspended a previous strike in July. They began the most recent strike to call attention to conditions, including lengthy stints in solitary confinement. In California prisons, suspected gang members may be held in isolation indefinitely, a practice that prison officials say is necessary to keep order and prevent violence but that inmates call inhumane." [notícia integral]

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