On Monday, August 19 - day 43 of the strike a federal judge approved a request by state and federal prison authorities to engage the controversial practice of force-feed striking prisoners.
“Force-feeding violates international law to the extent that it involves somebody who doesn’t give their consent,” Jules Lobel, president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, who represents 10 inmates suing to end prolonged solitary confinement at Pelican Bay State Prison, told the APConcerns have been raised, in particular, over inhumane treatment during force-feeding procedures (again, in both locations).
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