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L.A. Now Live: Latest on California prison hunger strike
L.A. Now Live: Latest on California prison hunger strike

Convicted killer Todd Ashker and three other inmates — representing the Mexican Mafia, Nuestra Familia and the Black Guerrilla Family — called for a mass hunger strike July 8, largely to protest indefinite incarceration in solitary confinement. More than 30,000 prisoners answered. Join us at 9 a.m. when we talk with Times reporter Paige St. John about the strike. PHOTOS: Inside Pelican Bay State Prison Though segregated from others, the leaders, who dub themselves the Short Corridor Collective, have kept the protest going, with more than 600 inmates still refusing food. In the 1980s, the Department of Corrections started building high-security prisons with isolation blocks called...

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