Thursday, July 21, 2011

Hunger Strike Leaders confirm that the Hunger Strike is over.

I just got off the phone with Carol Strickman (staff attorney for Legal Services for Prisoners with Children) and she confirmed that lawyers had inperson interviews with the leaders of the strike today.  She said the leaders did call off the Hunger Strike and consider it a success.

Some concessions were made, and a good faith statement by CDCR to review more changes to policy was accepted by the four leaders.  They felt that CDCR and it's treatment of prisoners has been exposed and that the people with continue to press for reform.  The leaders knew that the men were at a critical point, facing death and felt that needed reforms could be attained with out risking their lives.

I will visit with Bryan on Saturday and let everyone know how he is doing.  At 11:26 this morning Lt. Acosta, Public Information Officer of Pelican Bay, informed me that Bryan was taking nutrition at a medically appropriate pace to ensure he comes off the fast safely.  I thought it was just spin/a lie, but I now believe him.

Thank God!

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