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Court rules that prisoners on hunger strike should be force-fed
2013-08-20 09:46:16 | (0 Comments)
A district court judge in California has given state authorities permission to force-feed dozens of prisoners who have been on hunger strike for more than six weeks.
In this August 17, 2011 file photo, a pair of inmates are seen in their cell in the Secure Housing Unit at the Pelican Bay State Prison near Crescent City, California. - AP
Judge Thelton Henderson said some of the prisoners who were near death could be fed, despite some signing requests not to be revived.
They are protesting at the practice of holding violent inmates in isolation, sometimes for more than a decade.
Nearly 130 inmates are refusing meals.
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