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Leno, other celebs oppose Calif. prison practice

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Celebrities including Jay Leno and Gloria Steinem have condemned the isolation of inmates to control gang violence at California prisons — a practice that sparked a hunger strike by hundreds of […]

07/30/2013

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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

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30K Calif. prison inmates refuse meals in protest

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Corrections officials say more than 30,000 of California’s nearly 133,000 inmates have refused at least one meal as part of a protest over inmates held in solitary confinement at Pelican Bay […]

07/09/2013

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