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Uprising at Kern Valley State Prison, California

February 7, 2017: A small fight leads to a riot involving approximately 125 prisoners. The incident spreads to a second cell block where 6 prisoners are attacked by guards using pepper spray and “less than lethal” direct impact rounds. Five prisoners are transported to a local hospital for injuries.

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California Hunger Strike Resumes

September 26-October 15, 2011: After months of meetings and frustration with California Department of Correction and Rehabilitation (CDCR) delays, prisoners at Pelican Bay State Prison (PBSP) resume the hunger strike they’d suspended on July 20th. The call to action spreads across the California system, with participation from thousands of prisoners. On October 14th, the PBSP prisoners agree to again suspend the strike pending cooperation from California officials. In the summer of 2013, they will resume the strike again, with over 30,000 prisoners participating.

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