06-28-2011, 09:23 PM
Prisoners in the Security Housing Unit (SHU) at Pelican Bay State Prison (California) are going on an indefinite hunger strike as of July 1, 2011 to protest the cruel, inhumane, and torturous conditions of their imprisonment. The hunger strike has been organized by prisoners in an inspiring show of unity across racial and geographic lines upheld and exacerbated by prison officials. The hunger strikers have developed these five core demands: 1. Individual Accountability -- This is in response to PBSP's application of "group punishment" as a means to address individual inmates' rule violations. . . .