In a dramatic announcement Sept. 5, leaders of the nine-week-long hunger strike by California prison inmates said they are suspending their strike.
The strikers' core demands include ending long-term solitary confinement and group punishment, and offering SHU inmates more constructive programs and activities.
A hunger strike by California prison inmates protesting prolonged solitary confinement is now well into its third week.
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.
Sixteen people on hunger strike, and supporters around the country, are continuing to push for passage of the DREAM Act.