Although we bookmark many news reports and broadcasts under “In the News” in the left column, we’d like to point out some longer articles with more history and analysis. Long-time prison health advocate Dr. Corey Weinstein has one in Counterpunch, August 27, 2013: “The Shame of the State: Prison Medicine and the California Hunger Strike.”
Mother Jones has a good overview in “50 Days Without Food: The California Prison Hunger Strike Explained.”
And for a perspective on recent history, here’s Democracy Now from 2001:
Democracy Now from July 2001: “Prisoners in Pelican Bay, California Suspend a Hunger Strike After a State Senator Calls for Negotiations with Prison Management“. And the LA Times from November 2002: “Pelican Bay on Hunger Strike“.