According to the Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee, about 250 men in California State Prison, Corcoran ended a 20-day hunger strike. The strike was in response to a lockdown and moratorium on visitation, canteen, packages, educational, rehab or vocational programming and limited yard time. On Monday, strikers won back receiving packages and canteen, the store where they can purchase things like toothpaste and snacks.
Restrictions were put into effect after an altercation in late September of last year where three people were injured. The report also says indefinite isolation promotes further violence and trauma. The hunger strikers involved in the strike listed their demands including a lift of the lockdown and “That We Are Treated Fairly.” Negotiations for extended yard time, visitation and an end to lockdown continue.