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California inmates: Starving for attention [Ted Rall cartoon]

Inmates in California prisons have committed to a second hunger strike to raise awareness about what they deem poor and inhumane living conditions. They are especially concerned with the practice of holding inmates in isolation indefinitely, reports Abby Sewell on L.A. Now, but prison officials say it's crucial to curbing violence.

Here's cartoonist Ted Rall's take:

Cartoon-Prison

ALSO:

Sacramento's inmate dodge

What's going on at our jails?

California's hidden hunger strike

-- Alexandra Le Tellier

Cartoon by Ted Rall / For The Times

 

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