Watch the entire interview, stopping the video at 35:55. Then, answer the questions below.
What is the prisoners' primary demand?
Why are many of the prisoners put in solitary confinement indefinitely?
According to the video, how are California's solitary confinement procedures different from others around the nation and around the world? Do you think this constitutes cruel and unusual punishment? Why or why not?
Do you think that gang members should be held in solitary confinement? If so, under what circumstances?
The video doesn't mention the crimes that the prisoners on hunger strike were convicted of. Do you think this information would change your opinion on this issue? Why or why not?