On today's Your Call, we’ll talk about the hunger strike that California inmates began on Monday to protest solitary confinement and torture. And according to The Center for Investigative Reporting, California prisons sterilized nearly 150 female inmates from 2006 to 2010 without state approvals. What else do we need to know about the conditions in California’s prisons? Join us at 10am Pacific or post a comment here. How effective has the hunger strike been so far? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar and You.
Nancy Mullane, author of Life After Murder: Five Men in Search of Redemption and a regular reporter on the prison system for KALW news
Isaac Ontiveros, communications director for Critical Resistance and the Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition
Terry Thornton, Deputy Press Secretary for the California Department of Corrections
Posted on July 8, 2013
Who: Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition
What: California Prisoners Begin 3rd Peaceful Hunger Strike and Work Actions
When: Monday, July 8, 2013, 11am
Where: Elihu Harris CA State Office Building, 1515 Clay St, Oakland, CA
Oakland—Family members, advocates, and lawyers will announce their support for the peaceful hunger strike and job actions beginning today throughout the California prisons starting on Monday July 8. Prisoners have been clear since January that they are willing to starve themselves unless the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) agrees to negotiate honestly about their demands.
LA Times: Hunger strike inmate demands
Colorlines: 30K Calif. Prisoners on Hunger Strike