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  • California Prison Hunger Strike Has Ended

    Posted Sep 6th, 2013 By in Prisons With | Comments Off on California Prison Hunger Strike Has Ended

    The strike is over as the initial 30,000 inmates who refused to receive meals have decided to accept food. Over 100 inmates held out until the last few weeks of the strike, and after sever health concerns, each inmate has decided to end the strike.

     California prison officials Thursday acknowledged the end to a 60-day inmate hunger strike, launched in protest of the state’s use of solitary confinement.

    The state Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation issued a statement Thursday morning noting the 100 inmates who had remained on the hunger strike have resumed eating meals. They are now undergoing medical supervision as they slowly return to solid food.

    Inmate representatives are planning to make their own announcement at a public rally Thursday morning in Oakland.

    “We are pleased this dangerous strike has been called off before any inmates became seriously ill,” state prisons chief Jeffrey Beard said in a statement.

    “I’d like to commend my staff and the staff with the federal Receiver’s Office for working together to ensure the health and safety of all employees and inmates was a top priority. CDCR will continue to implement the substantive reforms in California’s Security Housing Units that we initiated two years ago.”

    The hunger strike began July 8, when more than 30,000 inmates in two-thirds of the state’s prisons began refusing state-issued meals.

    Corrections officials refused to negotiate throughout most of the protest.

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