George Lavender is a freelance journalist for Free Speech Radio News who is involved in Communities of Resistance, a grassroots initiative against prison expansion in Britain
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Monday, October 17, 2011
Why California Prisoners Press On With Hunger Strike
"No one wants to die," writes Mutope Duguma, imprisoned in Pelican Bay State Prison, Northern California . "Yet under this current system of what amounts to intense torture, what choice do we have? If one is to die, it will be on our own terms." Mutope was among thousands of prisoners on hunger strike across the state to protest conditions in California prisons .