Hunger Strikers in CA Prisons must receive appropriate Medical Care
  • Petitioned The Honorable Edmund G. Brown, Jr.

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
California Governor
California State Senate
California State House

Hunger Strikers in CA Prisons must receive appropriate Medical Care

    1. Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition
    2. Petition by

      Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition

      United States

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.

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    • Shannon Tallabas GLENDALE, AZ
      • 10 months ago

      This is important because it is inhumane treatment of people. I wouldnt want to be treated like this, and neither does anyone else.

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    • de la pena cecelia NATIONAL CITY, CA, CA
      • 10 months ago

      The Inhumane Conditions vilolate their human rights! The maybe in prison but they have human rights too.

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    • Victoria Becker PACIFICA, CA
      • 11 months ago

      As a Nurse Practitioner I am appalled by the blatant medical neglect in the CA prison system. I am particularly concerned that the hunger strikers are being denied health care. HEALTH CARE IS A HUMAN RIGHT

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    • EVan de Gennaro OAKLAND, CA
      • 11 months ago

      because it's humane!

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    • Eseohe Arhebamen BROOKLYN, NY
      • 11 months ago

      We cannot create life. Only God can. We have a duty to respect life and to always protect it.

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