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California prisoners’ hunger strike enters seventh week

As a hunger strike by California prison inmates entered its seventh week Aug. 19, authorities said some 130 inmates in six prisons are refusing meals.

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Female prisoners in Calif. found to be the victims of coerced sterilizations

From at least 1997-2010, nearly 150 women were found to be sterilized while in prison,.

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Amidst hunger strike, pressure rises to close Guantanamo prison

A hunger strike by at least 100 prisoners at Guantanamo, now in its fourth month, continues, has upped the pressure on the president and Congress to close the prison.

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Seeking Obama intervention in Gitmo hunger strike

 In an open letter to President Obama this Friday, human rights organizations have called for his intervention in the ongoing hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay.

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North Carolina "Historic Thousands" march for economic justice

Thousands poured out in for the Historic Thousands of Jones Street rally with the theme "Forward Together, Not One Step Back."

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Struggle for prison health care enters new phase

Last month California unveiled a comprehensive plan on how to ensure "a quality medical care system for years to come."

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Appeal issued for two held in isolation for 40 years

April 17 will mark 40 years that Albert Woodfox and Herman Wallace have been held in isolation at The Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, La. 

April 17 will mark 40 years that Albert Woodfox and Herman Wallace have been held in isolation at The Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, La. 

Amnesty International just sent out an urgent appeal demanding justice for Albert Woodfox and Herman Wallace, who remain behind bars at The Louisiana State Penitentiary (LSP) in Angola, La.

April 17 will mark 40 years that these men have been held in isolation

 

Amnesty International just sent out an urgent appeal demanding justice for Albert Woodfox and Herman Wallace, who remain behind bars at The Louisiana State Penitentiary (LSP) in Angola, La.

April 17 will mark 40 years that these men have been held in isolation

Amnesty International just sent out an urgent appeal demanding justice for Albert Woodfox and Herman Wallace, who remain behind bars at The Louisiana State Penitentiary (LSP) in Angola, La.

April 17 will mark 40 years that these men have been held in isolation

Amnesty International just sent out an urgent appeal demanding justice for Albert Woodfox and Herman Wallace, who remain behind bars at The Louisiana State Penitentiary (LSP) in Angola, La.

April 17 will mark 40 years that these men have been held in isolation 

 

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Private prison proposal defeated in Florida

Breaking ranks with their GOP leadership, 10 Republican state senators voted with Democrats to defeat prison privatizing SB 2038.

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Prison privatization efforts stall in Florida

Stiff opposition and a divided Florida chamber have temporarily halted a move to privatize 27 prisons in South Florida.

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California inmates resume hunger strike

"This is the largest prisoner strike of any kind in recent US history," says Ron Ahnen of California Prison Focus.

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