Human Rights Pen Pals Seeks 60 Community Pen Pals in 60 days
The most recent hunger strike for the Five Demands lasted from July 8, 2013 to September 5, 2013 — nearly 60 days — and involved over 30,000 people locked in CA prisons, as well as hundreds of other prisoners, young and old, throughout the United States.
It was the largest hunger strike in history and brought the issue of solitary confinement to the attention of the media, legislators, the United Nations, and the public in general, resulting in legislative hearings, proposed (but failed) legislation, media attention, and solidarity actions both nationally and internationally.*
Honor the courage of those who engaged in this nonviolent action at great harm to themselves consider serving as a pen pal.