Monday, October 15, 2012

San Quentin Hunger Striker Protests Prolonged Confinement in the "Hole"

Argoud on San Quentin death row

A prisoner on San Quentin's death row is on the 11th day of a hunger strike to protest his and seven other prisoners confinement in the hole. They've been there ever since the botched 2005 execution of their friend Stanley Tookie Williams. Prison authorities say the inmates had conspired to kill prison guards in retaliation for Willams execution. The prisoners say their confinement is punishment for honoring Williams' request for 24 hours of silence to protest his execution. Karin Argoud filed this report.