Tag Archives: California Prisoners

Assemblyman Tom Ammiano (D).  (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Legislators Call for Reform of Solitary Confinement Conditions

A hearing was held Tuesday by legislators to push for sweeping reform in conditions faced by thousands of prisoners in solitary confinement at Pelican Bay and other state prisons, where they are often locked in [...]
Oakland Civil Rights attorney, Anne Weills, one of the lawyers in the sruggle to abolish longterm solitary confinement in California, speaking recently at a press conference.

California Prisoners in Isolation Should Be Covered by Class Action, Attorneys Argue

Lawyers from the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) are urging a federal judge to grant class action status to a lawsuit challenging prolonged solitary confinement in California prisons.