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News, The Snitch New Bill to Allow Reporters to Interview Prisoners

New Bill to Allow Reporters to Interview Prisoners

Yesterday, the Senate Committee on Public Safety passed a bill allowing journalists greater access to California's prison inmates. For the last 16 years, media representatives have been unable to interview specific inmates, instead being allowed to conduct random interviews with…
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News, The Snitch Pelican Bay Inmates End Hunger Strike; Prisoners at Other Jails Still Refuse to Eat

Pelican Bay Inmates End Hunger Strike; Prisoners at Other Jails Still Refuse to Eat

After nearly three weeks of refusing food, inmates at Pelican Bay have ended their hunger strike, however, inmates at Calipatria and Salinas Valley prisons are reportedly still on strike. Both the Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity and officials with the California…
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News, The Snitch Hunger Strike: Federal Receiver Denies Inmates Are Collapsing in Cells

Hunger Strike: Federal Receiver Denies Inmates Are Collapsing in Cells

As the prison hunger strike enters its third week, California inmates have reportedly collapsed in their cells from deteriorating health conditions, however prison officials are denying that.The number of inmates striking has been dropping steadily. Two weeks ago more than…
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News, The Snitch Pelican Bay Hunger Strike: Lawyers Turn to Gov. Jerry Brown for Help

Pelican Bay Hunger Strike: Lawyers Turn to Gov. Jerry Brown for Help

Yesterday marked the first official day of the hunger strike taking place at eight prisons across the state, with as many as 4,000 inmates refusing state-issued meals. In response, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation issued a stern warning…
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News, The Snitch Pelican Bay Hunger Strike Resumes

Pelican Bay Hunger Strike Resumes

Inmates at Pelican Bay state prison are renewing their hunger strike after a short hiatus of eating prison food to protest the "inhumane" conditions, especially when it comes to solitary confinement. According to the hunger strikers, 513 of the 1,111…
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News, The Snitch Update: How Much Does Prison Coffee Have To Cost Before Inmate Files Federal Suit? Less Than You'd Think.

Update: How Much Does Prison Coffee Have To Cost Before Inmate Files Federal Suit? Less Than You'd Think.

Last week we reported on a lawsuit filed in San Francisco federal court by an octet of inmates charging they were being price-gouged at Pelican Bay prison in the far north of California. We noted that the e-filing of the…
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News, The Snitch Further Proof That Incarceration Is No Fun: Inmates File Federal Suit Over Alleged Price Gouging In Prison Cantina

Further Proof That Incarceration Is No Fun: Inmates File Federal Suit Over Alleged Price Gouging In Prison Cantina

As hard-liners say, "you do the crime, you do the time." But if you feel you're getting ripped off by paying too much for prison coffee -- to quote Doug Llewelyn, "You take 'em to court." Eight inmates at Pelican…
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