Inmates protest CA Men’s Colony by not eating state-issued food


About a thousand inmates at the California Men’s Colony near San Luis Obispo are unhappy about prison policies, and they’re demonstrating by not eating state-issued food.

This demonstration started Monday morning at breakfast; that’s when about 90 percent of a prison yard refused to go to the cafeteria.

Officials say they are still eating, however, by buying food from a prison canteen.

A number of family members of those inmates say they’re not eating anything in a hunger strike, but prison officials say that’s not the case.

They say there’s no one starving there; there’s about 3,600 inmates at the medium-security prison.

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