(To this day, the CDCr continues to claim that decades in the SHU does not constitute solitary confinement – cm)

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Joint Hearing Addresses Use of Solitary Confinement in Calif. Prisons

http://www.californiahealthline.org/articles/2013/10/10/joint-hearing-addresses-use-of-solitary-confinement-in-calif-prisons

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At a joint hearing of the Assembly and Senate Public Safety Committees on Wednesday, lawmakers examined the state’s use of security housing units for indefinite isolation of prisoners, the Sacramento Bee reports.

The hearing follows a two-month inmate hunger strike protesting the practice (White, Sacramento Bee, 10/9).

Background on Hunger Strike

In July, 30,000 inmates began refusing meals as part of the protest.

Members of the hunger strike — organized by inmates at Pelican Bay State Prison — sought a five-year limit on such isolation, as well as new educational and rehabilitation programs.

Prisoners called off the strike in early September (California Healthline, 9/6).

Prisoners’ advocates now are pushing the state to:

  • End the use of indefinite terms in solitary confinement;
  • Change the criteria for…

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