hunger strike http://kvpr.org en Prison Hunger Strike Supporters Take Fight to Capitol http://kvpr.org/post/prison-hunger-strike-supporters-take-fight-capitol <p class="p1">As an inmate hunger strike in California stretches on, prison reform advocates want the rest of us to know what it’s like inside a SHU. Katie Orr reports from Sacramento.</p> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 00:17:40 +0000 Katie Orr 20052 at http://kvpr.org Prison Hunger Strike Supporters Take Fight to Capitol Advocates for Hunger Striking Prisoners Petition Governor Jerry Brown http://kvpr.org/post/advocates-hunger-striking-prisoners-petition-governor-jerry-brown <p class="p1">Supporters of California prisoners on a weeks-long hunger strike against the prison system’s gang isolation program are urging Governor Jerry Brown to end practices they say are inhumane. Max Pringle reports from Sacramento.</p><p class="p3">Dozens of family members and supporters of the hunger strikers delivered more than 60,000 signatures to the Capitol. They’re calling for a halt to harsh conditions in the Security Housing Units, or SHU’s. Ronald Ahnen is a Politics Professor at St. Mary’s and member of California Prison Focus.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 15:29:59 +0000 Max Pringle 19280 at http://kvpr.org Advocates for Hunger Striking Prisoners Petition Governor Jerry Brown