Monday, October 3, 2011

Hunger Strike Continues While Prisons "Realign"

Two lines running parallel here: a hunger strike in the highest security units in California prison reaches over 12,000 prisoners while state realignment pushes triple-non (non-violent, non-sexual, non-serious) prisoners into control programs outside the prison walls. As prisons themselves are increasingly brutal and isolating, society generally becomes more prison-like.

The five core demands of the hunger strikers:

1. End Administration Abuse & Group Punishment
2. Abolish the Debriefing Policy & Modify Gang Status Criteria
3. End Long Term Solitary Confinement
4. Provide Adequate and Nutritious Food
5. Expand and Provide Constructive Programming & Privileges

Anarchists on the outside, though, have only one demand to articulate: the total destruction of prison infrastructure, both social and physical.

"Disciplinary diet loaf" served at Santa Cruz County Jail to unruly inmates.

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