Psychologists and psychiatrists (except the few that are highly paid to vociferously disagree, just like the scientists paid to deny global warming) agree that extended solitary confinement is torture. California doesn’t have the right to take tax money from the families of the incarcerated and use it to inflict torture on their loved ones.
Taxation without representation was one of the chief reasons the U.S. is no longer a British crown colony. Our founding fathers would spit on California’s legislators.
Prisoners in the Corcoran Administrative Segregation Unit (ASU) have been striking for periods of time since late December 2011. It’s likely that some number of prisoners have been striking for the last two weeks. As of February 9, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), disclosed that 30 men were still striking and a representative in the office said that prisoners had been intermittently striking for the last month. The CDCR has consistently misreported the numbers of prisoners on strike around California, and we’ve heard rumors of numbers anywhere from 50 to 200.
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