California

Hunger Strike at California Prison Almost at Six Week Mark

Dozens of inmates are in hospital or prison infirmaries

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(Reuters)—California prison officials are grappling with starvation-related ailments among hunger-striking prisoners who have refused to eat for nearly six weeks to protest the state's solitary confinement policies.

As the hunger strike enters its 40th day on Friday, dozens of inmates have been sent to hospitals or prison infirmaries, and officials are bracing for more illness among the 118 prisoners who have not eaten since the strike began.