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    California Prisoners Mount Hunger Strike

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    California prison officials are stepping up their opposition to protesting prisoners, who resumed their hunger strike last week. An internal memo shows officials are trying to isolate and discipline inmates, and even deny them contact with their lawyers. Two lawyers that helped mediate talks were barred from the prison last week. The prisoners are protesting being kept in isolation for more than 22 hours a day, part of the prison's attempt to discourage gangs.

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