California moves to curb solitary confinement

Moorbey'z Blog

by George Lavender

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In a forest clearing on the storm-swept Pacific coast near the California-Oregon border in the town of Crescent City, whose 7,394 inhabitants used to be lumberjacks and fishermen and now are prison guards, lies the infamous Pelican Bay State Prison, housing 2,753 amazing men the state calls the “worst of the worst” in conditions of incessant torture. It was here that prisoners who’ve spent decades in solitary confinement hatched the mass hunger strikes of 2011 and 2013, the last, involving 30,000 California prisoners at its peak, the largest prison hunger strike in history. Forty prisoners refused food for 60 days. – Photo: CDCR

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