prison strike http://kalw.org en A look inside the Security Housing Units in California state prisons http://kalw.org/post/look-inside-security-housing-units-california-state-prisons <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today is day 24 of the prison hunger strike in California. It started off with thousands of prisoners refusing meals, protesting the conditions in the Security Housing Unit, or what’s also been called solitary confinement. The number of strikers has now come down to several hundred, and last week one of them, inmate Billy Sell, died in the SHU at Corcoran State Prison. He had been there for 24 years. The CDCR has issued a statement that his death a suicide, but mediators are calling for an independent investigation to see if he had received proper care during his hunger strike.</span></p><p> Thu, 01 Aug 2013 00:41:23 +0000 Holly Kernan, Martina Castro & Nancy Mullane 30934 at http://kalw.org A look inside the Security Housing Units in California state prisons