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USA: California prison authorities ‘toying with the lives’ of inmates on hunger strike

Headline Title:  USA: California prison authorities ‘toying with the lives’ of inmates on hunger strike 30 August 2013 The refusal by California’s prison authorities to explore options to resolve the hunger strike crisis in the state’s high security units is a dangerous move that could lead to the deaths of inmates in their custody, Amnesty International said.More than 30,000 prisoners joined a hunger strike last July over inhumane detention conditions in California’s security housing units (SHUs). More than 70 are still refusing food.“It’s nothing short of appalling that instead…

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