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Hunger Strikers in CA Prisons must receive appropriate Medical Care

Whether as healthcare providers or concerned lay people, we are issuing this statement to register our concern with reports that the hunger strikers are being denied appropriate medical care. While there has been a concerted attempt by the authorities to censor the strikers, and to keep the strike out of the news, dozens of letters from affected strikers at prisons across the state have reached supporters on the outside.

Such acts of deliberate indifference to a patient's serious medical needs constitute a violation under the Eighth Amendment of the Constitution, which prohibits cruel and unusual punishment.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Governor of California
    The Honorable Edmund G. Brown, Jr.
  • Receiver, California Correctional Health Care Services
    J. Clark Kelso
  • Secretary of CDCR
    Jeffrey Beard

Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition started this petition with a single signature, and now has 406 supporters. Start a petition today to change something you care about.