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California considers force-feeding inmates

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — If dozens of hunger-striking California state prison inmates are so close to death they must be force-fed, the method will likely be less invasive than what was used on terror suspects […]

08/20/2013

Barack Obama, over Detainee behind fence at Camp 4, Guantanamo Bay US Naval Base, Cuba. (AP Photo)

US says most Guantanamo hunger strikers now eating

  MIAMI (AP) — A spokesman for the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay says nearly all prisoners on hunger strike have eaten in the last 24 hours. Army Maj. Gordon Campbell says the military […]

07/12/2013

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More than 12,000 Calif. inmates on hunger strike

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The number of California inmates participating in a hunger strike has dropped sharply, four days into the protest over prison conditions. California corrections officials say more than 12,400 prison inmates have […]

07/12/2013

Barack Obama, over Detainee behind fence at Camp 4, Guantanamo Bay US Naval Base, Cuba. (AP Photo)

Democrats to Obama: Stop Gitmo force feeding

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two leading Democratic lawmakers are calling on the Obama administration to stop force-feeding Guantanamo prisoners on hunger strike. Sens. Dianne Feinstein of California and Dick Durbin of Illinois wrote in letter Wednesday […]

07/10/2013

Calif. changes policies on prison isolation units

  SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State corrections officials have announced new policies aimed at dealing with prison gangs and reducing the number of inmates held in isolation cells. The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation […]

11/08/2012

Cal State students on hunger strike over tuition

(CNS) – A dozen students from six Cal State campuses, including four in the Southland, are on a hunger strike to press their demands for tuition cuts. The action began Wednesday and is intended to […]

05/03/2012

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