SACRAMENTO (Reuters) - California authorities sought federal court permission to force feed some state prison inmates on Monday, six weeks into a hunger strike to protest against the state's solitary confinement policies, court documents showed.
Some 136 California inmates are currently refusing food as part of a strike launched on July 8 to demand an end to a policy of housing inmates believed to be associated with gangs in near-isolation for years on end. Some 69 of the striking inmates have refused food continuously since the strike began.
(Reporting by Sharon Bernstein; Editing by Cynthia Johnston)
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