Media Advisory – Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Activists plan nationwide actions
to honor two year anniversary
of largest prisoner hunger strike in history
What: Prison activists plan nationwide mobilizations against solitary confinement
Community organizations, families and loved ones of people in solitary, and prisoner human rights advocates across California and the country will be mobilizing a day of Statewide Coordinated Actions to End Solitary Confinement on July 23, as part of an ongoing series of monthly actions to oppose solitary confinement. July 2015 marks the two year anniversary of the largest prisoner hunger strike in history, when over 30,000 prisoners in California began refusing meals on July 8, 2013 for two months in a protest initiated by people in Pelican Bay State Prison’s solitary confinement units.
Who: Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition, as well as over 75 groups nationwide
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