Prisoner Hunger Strike Fight Moves to Courts, Community Rallies in Support

Posted on 2013/09/26


Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity

Press Conference, Rally, Oral Argument in Ashker v. Brown
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.
Oakland Federal Building, Clay Street, Oakland, CA, 94612

In the wake of one of the largest hunger strikes in US history, prisoners will continue their fight in the courtroom Thursday afternoon.  Lawyers will present oral arguments in Ashker v. Brown, a federal lawsuit on behalf of prisoners at the Pelican Bay State Prison in California. They will be seeking to certify a class of all prisoners serving indeterminate terms at the Pelican Bay Security Housing Unit (SHU), and a subclass of all prisoners who have been held at the Pelican Bay SHU for more than 10 years.  Supporters will hold a press conference and rally at the Federal Building in Oakland before today’s proceedings.

Three weeks ago prisoners suspended a hunger strike after refusing food for 60 days in protest of the torturous conditions…

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