Family Members’ Statement on Suspension of Hunger Strike

As family members and leaders of the California Families to Abolish Solitary Confinement (CFASC) organization, the Hunger Strike Mediation Team and the Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition, we feel that the almost 60 day hunger strike was a huge sacrifice on the part of the prisoners. We can’t imagine what their bodies have endured these past 60 days and we are very glad that it’s over and that there were no lives lost.

At the same time, we know and are prepared for the greater challenges that lie ahead. To ensure that the prisoners, our loved ones, never need endure such suffering again we will continue in our work to bring an end to such inhumane conditions.  As members of CFASC, ourselves and many family members are ready to continue and remain in the forefront to bring an end to the use of long term solitary confinement.

We are very proud of our family members and loved ones that were willing to make such a sacrifice which has gained international attention and we are honored to be part of such a historical movement.

Irene Huerta, CFASC, wife of Gabriel Huerta, PB Short Corridor Representative
Dolores Canales,CFASC mother of PB SHU prisoner
September 5, 2013

California Families to Abolish Solitary Confinement
714.290.9077
www.abolishsolitary.com

Chuco’s Justice Center
1137 East Redondo Blvd
Inglewood, CA  90302

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