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Fri, Jul 15, 2011 -- 9:00 AM

California Prison Hunger Strike


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Aerial view of Pelican Bay State Prison.
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Aerial view of Pelican Bay State Prison.

More than 500 inmates in five prisons across the state are engaging in a hunger strike to protest living conditions. We find out about the inmates' demands, and get a response from a state prison official to the strike, which started at Pelican Bay State Prison two weeks ago.

Host: Dave Iverson

Guests:

  • Charles Carbone, attorney with California Prison Focus
  • Michael Montgomery, reporter for KQED News and California Watch
  • Terry Thornton, spokesperson for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

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