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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.

03/28/2014

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UPDATED: Calif. Inmates End Two-Month Hunger Strike

California 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.

09/05/2013

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Federal Judge Approves Force Feeding Inmates On Hunger Strike

Officials 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.

08/19/2013

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California Inmate Dies In Solitary Cell Amid Prisoner Hunger Strike

Prison 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.

07/27/2013

Thousands Of Inmates Stage Hunger Strike

California prison officials are threatening to discipline thousands of inmates who are participating in a statewide hunger strike.

09/29/2011

Pelican Bay Prison Inmates End Hunger Strike

Inmates in an isolation unit at Pelican Bay State Prison have ended a hunger strike intended to protest conditions that they describe as inhumane.

07/21/2011

Thousands Of Inmates Refusing State Meals

Prison 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.

07/06/2011