Coroner: Inmate Died of Natural Causes in Starving Dispute A Northern California coroner now says a state inmate died of natural causes amid a continuing dispute over whether the mentally ill prisoner essentially starved to death.
Warrant: Suspects Say Girl Went On Hunger Strikes Sheriff's officials in California say two women accused of chaining up their 8-year-old daughter to prevent her from getting food have claimed the girl weighed only 40 pounds because she went on hunger strikes.
UPDATED: Calif. Inmates End Two-Month Hunger StrikeCalifornia inmates on Thursday ended a nearly two-month hunger strike to protest policies that can keep some gang leaders isolated for decades, after lawmakers agreed to hold hearings on complaints about the treatment.
Federal Judge Approves Force Feeding Inmates On Hunger StrikeOfficials say they fear for the welfare of nearly 70 inmates who have refused all prison-issued meals since the strike began July 8 over the holding of gang leaders and other violent inmates in solitary confinement that can last for decades.
California Inmate Dies In Solitary Cell Amid Prisoner Hunger StrikePrison officials said Saturday that they are investigating Monday's death at California State Prison, Corcoran as a possible suicide. They are awaiting the Kings County coroner's report before making a final determination on the cause of death.
Thousands Of Inmates Stage Hunger StrikeCalifornia prison officials are threatening to discipline thousands of inmates who are participating in a statewide hunger strike.
Pelican Bay Prison Inmates End Hunger StrikeInmates in an isolation unit at Pelican Bay State Prison have ended a hunger strike intended to protest conditions that they describe as inhumane.
Thousands Of Inmates Refusing State MealsPrison officials say that thousands of California inmates are refusing state-supplied meals to show support for a hunger strike that began at Pelican Bay State Prison to protest conditions there.