|Prisoners end hunger strike at Washington State Penitentiary|
Prisoners at the Washington State Penitentiary at Walla Walla who took part in a hunger strike over the quality of their food have resumed eating meals as talks continue to resolve the issue, a penitentiary spokesman said Thursday.
The spokeswoman, Allison Window, said officials and prisoners are working on short, mid- and long-term resolutions.
The hunger strike began Easter Sunday and prison officials said about 1,315 inmates in six housing units in the penitentiary’s West Complex were refusing their meals.
Officials first noticed an influx of prisoners returning to meals at dinner on Friday, Window said.
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