California prisoners finally start to eat again as a week-long hunger strike draws to an end. Approximately 200 inmates between two California prisons refused to eat in protest to new regulations being proposed for higher-security in prisons. One of the concepts being considered to highten security levels is to increase solitary confinement to span as long as decades. Prison officials believe that the only way to effectively disban gangs in prison is to physically seperate the prisoners. Keeping prisoners in solitary confinement is their most effective (only way) of keeping inmates from fraternizing.