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Maricopa County inmates' hunger strikes continues (access required)

More than 1,500 inmates in Maricopa County jails are on a partial hunger strike as part of an ongoing protest against food quality. The sporadic hunger strikes began two weeks ago in Estrella Jail on the same day as a large protest against Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Sheriff's officials attributed that effort to the protest. Another ...

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