There's news this morning that the three-week-old hunger strike in California prisons may be over. Strike leaders have reportedly called off the action and accepted food trays after four weeks protesting treatment in isolation units. At Pelican Bay State Prison more than a thousand inmates are being held in small, soundproof cells for 22-and-a-half hours a day. Corrections offiials say they're sent there for refusing to renounce their gang membership. KQED and California Watch reporter Michael Montgomery joins Madeleine with the latest.
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