The Madeleine Brand Show for September 23, 2011

Another Pelican Bay hunger strike?

Pelican Bay SHU

Julie Small/KPCC

The "Secure Housing Unit" at Pelican Bay State Prison.

Could there be another hunger strike coming to Pelican Bay State prison in Northern California?

Inmates went without food for three weeks in July. They were protesting conditions in small isolations cells.

Prisoners called off the strike when corrections officials said they would review the policy that placed alleged gang members in the isolation units. Now that agreement could be unraveling.

Guest:

Michael Montgomery, reporter for the California Report


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