California Prisoners Protest Torturous Conditions 

Inmates at Pelican Bay State Prison and other facilities are launching their third hunger strike in two years to highlight inhumane treatment in solitary confinement.

Daletha Hayden hasn't hugged her son in four years. Since 2009, the only face-to-face contact they've had has been through thick glass. Even phone calls are not allowed in Tehachapi State Prison's isolation unit. Despite the separation, she said she has seen…

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