Make this page my home page
  1. Drag the home icon in this panel and drop it onto the "house icon" in the tool bar for the browser

  2. Select "Yes" from the popup window and you're done!

Sponsors

Prison Gangs Resources

Featured Product Categories

Most Popular Articles

Prison Gangs Article


Print Comment RSS Bookmark


Hunger strikes at Calif. prison renew debate over confining prison gangs

To stop them from orchestrating mayhem on prison yards and neighborhoods across the state, prison officials condemned hundreds of reputed gang members to years of isolation

By Matt O'Brien
Contra Costa Times

CRESCENT CITY, Calif. — The sun rarely shines on the kingpins of California's prison gangs. To stop them from orchestrating mayhem on prison yards and neighborhoods across the state, prison officials condemned hundreds of reputed gang members to years of isolation in windowless cells.

For five years, the tough strategy worked, wardens insist. Quarantined crime bosses lost contact with their followers. No one could hear what they had to say. At least, not until July 1, when some of the most securely held prisoners at Pelican Bay State Prison stopped eating and broke through their shuttered lines of communication with a mass hunger strike that spread into prisons across the state.

Full story:Hunger strikes at Calif. prison renew debate over confining prison gangs



Be the first
to comment
CorrectionsOne comments can only be accessed by verified correctional officers.
Please sign in or register to view or write your own comments below.
Most Commented Articles
1. Ariz. correctional officer raped by inmateCorrections Article Comments19
2. Deadly Nev. prison brawl stokes mystery about guards, guns Corrections Article Comments14
3. Rikers correctional officer speaks out over sexual assaultCorrections Article Comments13
4. What's your favorite correctional slang phrase?Corrections Article Comments13
5. Attorney: Accused killer cried after deadly attack on correctional officerCorrections Article Comments12
6. Judge won't delay order on inmate sex reassignment surgery Corrections Article Comments11
7. Correctional officers charged with looting convenience store during unrestCorrections Article Comments11
8. Wis. DOC may eliminate tower staffing to save moneyCorrections Article Comments9
9. Ohio correctional officer killer seeks to have conviction overturnedCorrections Article Comments7
10. Audit says overtime abused by Corrections Department workersCorrections Article Comments7

Back to previous page