Tuesday, July 30, 2013

NPR on Pelican Bay Hunger Strike

Posted By on Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 10:26 AM

A "pod" of cells in Pelican Bay's Security Housing Unit. - ANDREW GOFF/NCJ FILE PHOTO
  • Andrew Goff/NCJ file photo
  • A "pod" of cells in Pelican Bay's Security Housing Unit.

In case you missed it, yesterday's Morning Edition on NPR included a report from Michael Montgomery of KQED and the Center for Investigative Reporting, who sat down and spoke with a few inmates who'd recently been released from Pelican Bay's Security Housing Unit back into a general prison population. A hunger strike protesting the terms and conditions of long-term solitary confinement is now in its third week.

Listen to Montgomery's report below: 

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