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SACRAMENTO -- California prison medical officials said Thursday that four inmates participating in a statewide hunger strike have required medical care and a fifth has been referred to a physician.
Three of those protesters at the state prison in Calipatria in Southern California were moved to an outpatient housing facility within prison grounds for care, said Liz Gransee, a spokeswoman for the court-appointed medical receiver's office in charge of prison healthcare.
The fourth inmate, at Pelican Bay State Prison, was not moved but given fluids through an IV, while another protester at that prison was sent to a physician, Gransee said.