Professor Dolovich Comments on California Prison Hunger Strike in New York Times Article

October 7, 2011 -- Professor Sharon Dolovich commented on inmates across California state prisons who have resumed a hunger strike in continued protest against conditions of prolonged isolation. Her comments appear in a New York Times article.

Sharon Dolovich, a professor of prison law at the University of California, Los Angeles, said the department’s response to the second strike reflected court cases in the last 25 years that had given officials more discretion to clamp down on inmate rights.

“Before, they didn’t want to seem inhumane, and now they’re in damage control mode,” she said. “They’re demonstrating that they’re willing to use the full scope of legal discretion to shut it down.”

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