Hundreds of prisoners at California's notorious Pelican Bay State Prison, including many in its "Security Housing Unit" (SHU) have entered the 3rd week of an indefinite hunger strike to protest cruel, inhumane and torturous prison conditions. They have made clear that they are prepared to die in this non-violent hunger strike if necessary, but they do not want to die. To them, death is preferable to their horrendous prison conditions.
Click here to access the Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity site for the latest hunger strike information.
Click here to view letters from prisoners, including some from Pelican Bay and other striking California prisoners.
Please click here to sign the online petition supporting the strikers' five core demands.