California Prison Hunger Strike

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More than 500 inmates in five prisons across the state are engaging in a hunger strike to protest living conditions. We find out about the inmates' demands, and get a response from a state prison official to the strike, which started at Pelican Bay State Prison two weeks ago.

Guests:

Charles Carbone, attorney with California Prison Focus

Terry Thornton, spokesperson for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation

Michael Montgomery, reporter for KQED News and California Watch

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