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Reality Check: Prison Hunger Strike Prompts Cries of Torture

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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. (Published Thursday, Jul 11, 2013)

    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.