It breaks you down

from Montez V. Spradley – Letter to ACLU re: Solitary Confinement on Rap Genius

Meaning

Over 30,000 prisoners in California began a hunger strike – the biggest the state has ever seen. They’re refusing food to protest prisoners being held for decades in solitary and to push for other changes to improve their basic conditions.

If you feel strongly about putting an end to long-term solitary confinement, please consider taking action: https://www.aclu.org/secure/ca-hunger-strike?ms=oth_130719_acluaction_cahungerstrike_rg

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