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bd12ff12be_tall_four_hundred.jpga radio commentary by Mumia Abu Jamal

The demands of the strikers seem relatively tame, which gives us some insight into the level of repression... 

A sub-demand is adequate natural sunlight - sunlight.  There are few things more torturous than dying by starvation. These men are killing themselves potentially for fresh air and sunlight, and about a third of California prisoners, 11 out of 33 prisons, have joined them. 

photo by Richard Ross: Isolation exercise yard, Security Housing Unit, Pelican Bay State Prison | Crescent City, California 2006

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