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  • California Prisons to Force Feed Inmates

    Posted Aug 23rd, 2013 By in Prisons With | Comments Off on California Prisons to Force Feed Inmates

    If you have not been following the news, many of California’s prisoners have been on a hunger strike for over 40 days. Their protest has been getting a lot of attention, and on the 43rd day of the strike prisons are contemplating the use of force feeding to keep inmates alive.

    Thursday marks the 46th day of a widespread hunger strike across California’s prison system. When the strike began on July 8, there were at least 30,000 inmates protesting what they saw as overly harsh group punishments, extended solitary confinement, and the lack of basic rights such as phone access, warm clothes, and educational programs. (The full text of their demands can be downloaded here.)

    By early this week, the Associated Press reported that there were about 70 people who had not eaten since the start of the strike; prisoners’ rights advocates say the number is much higher.

    A group of 120 medical professionals wrote an open letter last week to Governor Jerry Brown and Jeffrey Beard, secretary of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations (CDCR), expressing their concern for the striking prisoners’ health.

    The letter includes quotes from the striking prisoners, who have described in letters to supporters outside how the CDCR is refusing non-water liquids and necessary medication to them while they are on strike. “In one case, a patient with heart failure has had his medications discontinued on the dubious assertion that he doesn’t need them because he’s on a hunger strike,” the letter reads.

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