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  • Two Years After Hunger Strike, California Settlement May Release 2,000 Prisoners From Solitary

    By Victoria Law, Truthout | Report

     Robert Luca, an inmate at Pelican Bay State Prison who was a gang member, looking out the grates of his cell, near Crescent City, Calif., Feb. 10, 2012.  (Jim Wilson/The New York Times) Robert Luca, a prisoner at Pelican Bay State Prison, looks out the grates of his cell, near Crescent City, California. (Photo: Jim Wilson / The New York Times)

    Under a historic settlement reached this week, California prisoners who have spent 10 or more years in solitary confinement, and many of whom have participated in mass hunger strikes protesting prison conditions, will be able to interact with others in person for the first time in years.

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