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Reality Check: Prison Hunger Strike Prompts Cries of Torture

By Sam Brock
|  Thursday, Jul 11, 2013  |  Updated 8:40 AM PDT
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California is dealing with all sorts of problems when it comes to its beleaguered prison system. The most recent commotion involves a reported 30,000 prisoner hunger strike, as inmates demand better conditions and the end of long-term solitary confinement. Sam Brock reports.

California is dealing with all sorts of problems when it comes to its beleaguered prison system. The most recent commotion involves a reported 30,000 prisoner hunger strike, as inmates demand better conditions and the end of long-term solitary confinement. Sam Brock reports.

California is dealing with all sorts of problems when it comes to its beleaguered prison system.

The most recent commotion involves a reported 30,000 prisoner hunger strike, as inmates demand
better conditions and the end of long-term solitary confinement.

State officials, however, tell NBC Bay Area that California does not have a policy of solitary confinement.

So how’s telling the truth, and what constitutes a violation of prisoner rights?

We explore in this segment of Reality Check which can be viewed at the top of this page.

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