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.
“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.