California Prison Hunger Strike Supporters Respond to Disinformation
- New York 08/07/2013 by Andrea Sears (WBAI)

Prisoners in California have been on hunger strike for 31 days to protest solitary confinement.On Tuesday the Los Angeles Times ran an op-ed piece by Jeffery Beard, head of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, denouncing the hunger strike as a “gang power play”.In response, prisoner rights advocates held a news conference today outside the LA Times Building in downtown Los Angeles.WBAI's Andrea Sears spoke with Keith James of the Stop Mass Incarceration Network and Revolution Books in Los Angeles.

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