California Men’s Colony, San Luis Obispo, California
January 24 – 26, 2011.
One thousand prisoners refuse meals in a hunger strike in protest of austerity measures at the prison, including cuts to programming and routine lockdowns associated with under-staffing.
The strike was also in protest of stricter enforcement of rules by a new captain.
“They put a lot of thought into this — (being) this organized and not being disruptive” Patrick Campbell, chapter president of the California Correctional Peace Officers Association, told The Tribune.
“CMC inmates not eating in cafeteria to protest program cuts, lockdowns, official says“, The Tribune, January 26, 2011.