Capitol Alert: VIDEO: Protesters deliver petitions to end solitary confinement in California

agebert@sacbee.comJuly 30, 2013 


Lt. Rick Graves stands in the inmate concrete exercise yard at the Pelican Bay State Prison near Crescent City. Prisoners are protesting the rules and duration of solitary confinement.

JIM WILSON — New York Times file, 2012

On the 23rd day of a statewide hunger strike in California prisons, protesters on Tuesday delivered more than 60,000 signatures to Gov. Jerry Brown's office in a push to end solitary confinement in California.

Representatives from California Families to Abolish Solitary Confinement, the Prison Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition and California Prison Focus delivered the petitions to the Governor's Office Tuesday morning while a group of about 40 protesters waited outside the Capitol.

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