Sacramento, CA (AP) California officials say inmates have ended their hunger strike to protest the prison system's policy of using solitary confinement.
Officials say the inmates are now accepting prison-issued meals.
The prisons were given permission by a federal judge to force-feed inmates to keep them alive.
More than 30,000 inmates had been refusing meals when the strike began in early July but only about 100 were still participating.
The strike ended after two Democratic state legislators promised to hold hearings this fall on inmates' complaints that gang leaders are often held for decades in isolation units.