Inmates in Santa Clara County Jails Start Hunger Strike to Protest Solitary Confinement

Inmates in the Santa Clara County Jails who are part of the Prisoners’ Human Rights Movement sent a letter to Sheriff Laurie Smith with a list of demands and a notice that in October the inmates will initiate a hunger strike to continue their “peaceful protest to end this torturous practice of Solitary Confinement and inhumane treatment until there is tangible and meaningful change for all prisoners – most whom are unconvicted pretrial detainees…” they stated.

 


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This article is part of the categories: Community  / Economy  / Law & Justice  / Politics  / San Jose//South Bay 
This article is part of the tags: Inmate Hunger Strike  / Inmate Strike  / Mass incarceration  / Prisoners Human Rights Movement  / Prison Strike  / Santa Clara County Jail  / Sheriff Laurie Smith  / Solitary Confinement 

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