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Court rules that prisoners on hunger strike should be force-fed

Published:Tuesday | August 20, 2013 | 9:46 AM

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.



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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