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It’s been over a year since members of the Russian feminist punk rock band/protest art group Pussy Riot were each given two-year prison sentences for nothing more than 40 seconds of dancing inside of a Russian Orthodox Church. Today, Pussy Riot member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova declared a hunger strike in response to unjust treatment and inhumane conditions at Penal Colony […]

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In retaliation to the mass California Prison Strike, on its twelfth day now, guards and authorities have been blasting cold air into cells, stealing legal documents, and even preventing inmates from speaking with lawyers. Drastically decreased temperatures put thousands of prisoners — many of whom are already on the brink of starvation — at serious risk […]

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Hundreds, possibly thousands of inmates in California’s prisons are in their third week of a hunger strike. They are protesting the “cruel and unusual punishment” practice of solitary confinement and the ways in which prisoners are placed solitary confinement, often based on flimsy reasoning and evidence. In solitary confinement, prisoners remain completely alone in tiny, […]

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For over 30,000 prisoners in California, today marks Day 5 of a massive strike. Those in solitary confinement will continue to go without food, while those in general housing will protest work, until they’ve achieved their goal: to be treated with basic human dignity. One of the major aims is to save thousands of unjustly […]

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