30,000 California Inmates In Hunger Strike Solidarity

By Paige St. John

July 8, 2013, 5:35 p.m.

http://www.latimes.com/news/local/political/la-me-pc-ff-california-prison-officials-acknowledge-hunger-strike-20130708,0,3234974.story

California officials Monday said 30,000 inmates refused meals at the start of what could be the  largest prison protest in state history.

Inmates in two-thirds of the state’s 33 prisons, and at  all four out-of-state private prisons, refused both breakfast and lunch  on Monday, said corrections spokeswoman Terry Thornton. In addition,  2,300 prisoners failed to go to work or attend their prison classes,  either refusing or in some cases saying they were sick.

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