2013-07-08 21:01:02

Prisoners in three West Coast states launch hunger strike to protest solitary confinement, “inhumane conditions"

California failed to follow state procedures in signing 150 female prisoners up for permanent sterilization between 2006 and 2010, with some women saying they were coerced into the procedure, according to the Center for Investigative Reporting. The report includes testimony from a doctor who said the procedure was more cost effective as some of the inmates “procreated more” but also includes descriptions by women who say they were not informed of other, less-permanent options or were made to feel like poor mothers and pressured into the procedure.

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