Two prisons now report hunger strikes over gang policy

Paige St. John in Crescent City (Los Angeles Times) | October 16, 2012

A hunger strike over new prison gang policies has spread to a second institution, involving more than 200 inmates.

By Tuesday, inmates were refusing food at prisons near Tehachapi and Corcoran, part of a protest that began Oct. 10. Corrections officials said many of the striking inmates are objecting to new policies in how gang members are identified for placement in special segregated units, and under what conditions they may be released back into the main population.

“They believe it widens the scope,” said Kelly Harrington, associate director of high security for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.

The new policies, currently under review, create a four-year process for alleged gang members to return to the general population, and spell out circumstances under which prison officials can place inmates into segregation. Harrington said the regulations will be circulated among wardens “in the next week” but are not yet to be implemented.

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