Tuesday, August 20, 2013

California judge approves force-feeding of inmates (VIDEO)

US District Judge Thelton Henderson is allowing prison doctors in California to force-feed inmates who are participating in a hunger strike.

According to the ruling, if a prisoner is near death then a doctor is allowed to step in and intervene in the matter.

As of now, 136 inmates are protesting living conditions and policies in place at facilities in the Golden State.

Ron Ahnen, professor of politics at St. Mary's College, weighs in on the legality of the matter.

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