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 WBAI Sunday News 
 
 News Report
 MANUEL LAFONTAINE
 Fred Nguyen  
 Attribution Non-commercial (by-nc) 
ON JULY 1ST, PRISONERS AT THE SUPERMAX PELICAN BAY STATE PRISON IN CALIFORNIA WENT ON A HUNGER STRIKE PROTESTING BAD TREATMENT AND POLICIES, WHICH SUPPORTERS SAY, AMOUNT TO ABUSE AND EVEN TORTURE. THIS DEVELOPMENT COMES ON THE TAIL OF A U.S. SUPREME COURT DECISION IN LATE MAY DECLARING THE STATE'S PRISON OVERCROWDING UNCONSTITUTIONAL. ON WEDNESDAY JULY 6, THE L.A. TIMES REPORTED THAT THE HUNGER STRIKE HAD SPREAD TO 11 OF THE 33 FACILITIES IN THE CALIFORNIA PRISON SYSTEM.

ON THE SAME DAY, WBAI FRED NGUYEN, WAS IN SAN FRANCISCO AND MET MANUEL LAFONTAINE, A FORMER PRISONER AND NOW ORGANIZER WITH “ALL OF US OR NONE”, A SUPPORT GROUP FOR PRISONERS AND FAMILIES.

MR. LAFONTAINE, WHO WAS PARTICIPATING IN THE HUNGER STRIKE IN SOLIDARITY, GAVE SOME DETAILS ON THE SITUATION….

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00:03:03 English 2011-07-06
 SAN FRANCISCO
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