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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Saturday, July 13, 2013

"Hunger Strike by California Inmates, Already Large, Is Expected to Be Long"

From the New York Times:

LOS ANGELES — Nearly 29,000 inmates in California state prisons refused meals for the third day Wednesday during a protest of prison conditions and rules. The protest extended to two-thirds of the 33 prisons across the state and all 4 private out-of-state facilities where California sends inmates, corrections officials said.

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The protest is centered on the state’s aggressive solitary confinement practices, but it appeared to have attracted support from many prisoners with their own demands for changes in prison conditions.

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