Pelican Bay State Prison

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Changes Sought In State Prison Isolation Policies

Democratic lawmakers on key policy committees say they want to limit California’s practice of keeping hundreds of inmates in solitary confinement for years.


Calif. Prison Hunger Strike Leader Named In Gang Crackdown

Federal indictments aimed at disrupting the Mexican Mafia prison gang and a Mexican drug cartel name as an unindicted co-conspirator the man who helped organize the massive hunger strike in California state prisons.

CBS Los Angeles–08/07/2013

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More Than 12K Calif. Inmates On Hunger Strike Over Prison Conditions

The number of California inmates participating in a hunger strike has dropped sharply, four days into the protest over prison conditions.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/11/2013