Fri, Jul 15, 2011 -- 9:00 AM
California Prison Hunger StrikeDownload audio (MP3)
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
- 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