A hunger strike is continuing at one California prison but ended on Wednesday at another, according to Terry Thornton, a spokesperson for the California Department of Corrections.
Some of the strikers were protesting a new policy aimed at reducing activity by gangs and other "security threat groups," she said. Others did not give a reason for the strike, or said they were protesting food or other conditions at the prisons, said Thornton.
She said 69 inmates at California State Prison, Corcoran, were refusing food, some of them since Oct. 13.
Meanwhile at California Correctional Institution in Tehachapi, inmates started refusing food on Oct. 10. The number fluctuated, reaching 208 before declining to 135 yesterday and zero today, said Thornton.
She said did not know why the strike ended in Tehachapi.