By John Reimann
Early this July, some 30,000 California prisoners went on hunger strike to protest the inhumane conditions in California prisons. Foremost amongst these conditions is solitary confinement, in which a prisoner is kept in solitary for 23.5 hours per day. Some prisoners have been in solitary for decades. This is psychological torture, pure and simple.
Now, reports are coming in from around California. The prisoners on hunger strike are scaring the hell out of the authorities. Not satisfied with using the psychological torture of solitary confinement, the authorities are stepping up the torture and denial of legal rights:
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