California’s 2011-2013 Hunger Strikers ‘rocked the nation,’ but their Five Core Demands are still unmet!

June 2, 2021
San Francisco Bay View

...The men who were isolated in the torturous Pelican Bay Security Housing Unit (SHU) for decades decided in 2011 to go on Hunger Strike after they had exhausted all other internal remedies to win release from solitary confinement and return to general population.

On May 30, 2012, 12 leading plaintiffs in the Pelican Bay SHU and the Center for Constitutional Rights filed a class action lawsuit titled Ashker v. Governor of California, the settlement of which is still under court supervision today. ...

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