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Convict dies while on hunger strike in California

OAKLAND, California (Reuters) – A 27-year-old convicted murderer has died while on a hunger strike to protest restrictions on access to health, good food, legal services and other amenities in a segregation unit at a California prison, prison officials said on Friday. Christian Alexander Gomez died on February 2, six…

Guards shoot some prisoners to quell California riot

SACRAMENTO (Reuters) – Nine prisoners were wounded, some of them shot by guards, during a riot of 50 inmates at a California prison on Wednesday that was eventually quelled, authorities said. Some corrections officers also were slightly injured during the melee at California State Prison-Sacramento, said Terry Thornton, a spokeswoman…