Santa Clara County Jail, San Jose, California
October 17-30, 2016

More than a hundred prisoners stage a two week hunger strike in protest of prison conditions. “Prisoners United of Silicon Valley,” a group well-connected with local civil rights organizers, leads the strike, coordinating with other California prisons and jails.

Citation:

“Santa Clara County inmates on hunger strike to protest solitary confinement and jail conditions”, Mercury News, October 18, 2016.

“Santa Clara County Jail Inmates Join Nationwide Hunger Strike over Solitary Confinement”, San Jose Inside, October 18, 2016.