Mediators from Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity’s Mediation team spoke with hunger strike leaders at Pelican Bay and confirmed the leaders have accepted an offer from the California Dept. of Corrections & Rehabilitation.
At the same time, hunger strikers in other prisons continue to refuse food – in at least CCI Tehachapi, Corcoran and Calipatria. It is unclear how long they will continue, if they are aware of the agreement or even believe anything the CDCR claims given their history of deliberate misinformation campaigns.
What is clear is that any and all actions planned in support of the Hunger Strike and the prisoner’s demands needs to go forward as planned. We need to exert even greater pressure on the Governor’s office to force him to recognize the victories declared by leaders at Pelican Bay, the continuation of strikes throughout the system, and the need to implement real, measurable improvements to conditions as soon as possible.
Please check the Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarityw website for updates: http://prisonerhungerstrikesolidarity.wordpress.com/