10 Inmates Put Under Medical Watch After Hunger Strike
On Tuesday, 10 inmates at High Desert State Prison were placed under medical observation after launching a hunger strike July 1. The inmates are seeking improved facility conditions, increased access to the prison library and better food. Statewide, about 29,000 inmates refused meals Tuesday, a slight decline from 30,000 Monday. Correction officials said the statewide protests largely are focused on solitary confinement conditions.
- "29,000 California Prison Inmates refuse Meals in 2nd Day of Protest" (St. John, Los Angeles Times, 7/9).
- "Medical Staff Keep Tabs on Some California Inmates Who Refuse Food" (St. John/Megerian, "PolitiCal," Los Angeles Times, 7/9).