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  •  anyone know how much this has spread into women's (13+ / 0-)

    prisons?

    I have read that women at Valley State Prison for Women, which has its own SHU, joined the hunger strike, but have not found any more information.

    I got a letter from an incarcerated woman who has been in solitary confinement for 942 days as of July 20th (but she's not incarcerated in California).  Upon hearing about the hunger strike, she said, "I'll refuse my trays tomorrow [July 21, 2011] in solidarity with long-term solitary confinement hostages everywhere and for the girls held in the outer buildings that don't have air-conditioning nor enough electrical sockets to plug in their personal fans and are stuck in rooms with  4" x 12" windows that provide no air. It's a heat index of 110 degrees today."

    She also decorated her envelope with the words "I support Pelican Bay Prisoners. Stop the Abuse."

    Anyone else know of any actions (individual or collective, long or short) being taken in women's prisons?

    http://resistancebehindbars.org

    by VictoriaLaw on Wed Aug 10, 2011 at 04:37:16 PM PDT

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