Prison hunger strike ends after hearings promised
In this Wednesday Aug. 14, 2013, a life-sized replica of a Secure Housing Unit cell, is displayed at rally calling for the end of solitary confinement in California prisons, at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. California inmates have ended their nearly two-month hunger strike protesting the prison system's isolation policies, prison officials said Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013. All inmates began accepting prison-issued meals early Thursday, Corrections Secretary Jeffery Beard said.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Posted: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 12:00 am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - California inmates on Thursday ended a 60-day hunger strike after lawmakers said they would review solitary confinement policies that kept dozens of gang leaders and members locked up for more than a decade in tiny, individual cells with little chance of returning to the general population.
A lawyer representing strike leaders at Pelican Bay Prison said they met in the law library Wednesday with other prisoners and voted to end the protest several days after two Democratic lawmakers promised to hold hearings on their complaints.
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Tuesday, July 9, 2013 12:00 am.