It has been almost 50 days since the start of the widespread hunger strike across California's prison system. Reports estimate that hundreds of inmates remain on hunger strike. The movement is an effort to help bring awareness to the conditions of California's security housing units, which is more commonly recognized as solitary confinement. This week, the situation escalated when a federal judge approved the force-feeding of the hunger-striking California prisoners.
Here, correspondent Michael Okwu stands inside a replica cell at an art exhibition put on by the Prisoner Hunger Strike Solidarity Coalition. One of the signature pieces in the exhibit is a replica of a security housing unit that has the same configurations as the security housing units in the California prison system.