Friday, September 23, 2011
"Their demands include an end to long-term solitary confinement, collective punishment, and forced interrogation on gang affiliation. The prisoners have also stated that they are willing to give up their lives unless their demands are met."- Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity website.
The Prisoners demands are a reminder that the State retains a gulag system, willing to deprive humans- supposedly in an attempt to reform 'immoral' actions. Prisoners understand for themselves the most necessary elements necessary to maintain their humanity, however for those on 'the outside', it is necessary to be critical of the justice system as a whole.