Public Safety & Justice

More Than 12,400 California Prisoners Officially on Hunger Strike

Corrections officials confirmed they would discipline striking inmates, who object to conditions in solitary confinement and also have grievances about prison food, rehabilitation programs and other policies.
July 12, 2013
 

More than 12,400 California prison inmates were officially on hunger strike Thursday, having refused state meals for at least three days, officials said.

About 1,300 prisoners did not attend classes or go to their jobs. It was unclear how many others were participating in the protest, which began Monday with about 30,000 inmates.

Corrections officials confirmed they would discipline striking inmates, who object to conditions in solitary confinement and also have grievances about prison food, rehabilitation programs and other policies.

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