HOW WILL CALIFORNIA’S PRISON HUNGER STRIKE END?

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Inmates are housed in three-tier bunks, in what was once a multi-purpose  recreation room, at the Deuel Vocational Institute in Tracy, Calif. (AP  Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)This article first appeared at The Nation on August 27, 2013.
As the hunger strike against solitary confinement in California prisons  enters a critical sixth week, Governor Jerry Brown is preparing to  force-feed scores of inmates rather than meet any of their demands for  improved conditions. Since the governor declared “the California prison  crisis is over” last January, the crisis has only deepened, with the  hunger strikers nearing the door of death.
There is no sign that governor will relent. He has ignored a proposal floated last week in the Los Angeles Times to begin meeting elementary demands, from one phone call a week, to better food, to family visits in exchange for the hunger strike ending. His  advisers assure him with “100 percent” certainty…

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