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Inmate Hunger Strike Grows to 12,000 Participants
Local inmates are doing Ghandi proud. The group of prisoners in an estimated 12 California facilities participating in a hunger strike has grown to nearly 12,000, reports L.A. Now, possibly the largest inmate hunger strike in recent U.S. history.
The prisoners are protesting a number of regulations, most prominently those surrounding solitary confinement. Inmates who are suspected of being involved with gangs can be held in isolation indefinitely.
The strike has been going on for eight days now. Prisoners waged a similar strike in July of this year, but ended it when officials agreed to take a look at their concerns. Nothing has been done since then, say the protesters.
Family members of the striking inmates as well as mediation team lawyers have reportedly been banned from the prison premises in recent days.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.