California Prison Hunger Strike: 12,000 Inmates Refusing To Eat In Protest of Prison Conditions

10/03/2011 06:52 pm ET | Updated Dec 03, 2011

Advocates for California prison inmates conducting a hunger strike said the number of participants has swelled to 12,000, making it possibly the largest prison strike in recent U.S. history.

The inmates are eight days into a renewed hunger strike after they suspended a previous strike in July.

They began the most recent strike to call attention to conditions, including lengthy stints in solitary confinement.

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