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JUL 12, 2013 - Yahoo! News

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California inmates on hunger strike face potential discipline

By Laila Kearney SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California prison authorities warned thousands of hunger-striking inmates on Thursday that they could face discipline for illegal "mass disturbances," and confirmed that more than 12,000 prisoners missed nine consecutive meals in the past three days. The hunger strikers, who are also refusing work assignments, are protesting what prisoner advocates describe as the state's inhumane solitary confinement practices, which can include locking inmates in isolated cells for up to 23 hours a day. ...

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