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Contra Costa County to End Solitary Confinement for Juveniles

LA Times–  “In preliminary legal settlements announced Tuesday, Contra Costa County’s probation department has agreed to end the practice of solitary confinement for youths in juvenile hall, while the county’s office of education will guarantee appropriate services for all youths with disabilities. … Continue reading

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Thousands of American Prisoners Spend 23 Hours a Day in Solitary Confinement

“If you’re seriously mentally ill and placed in solitary confinement, chances are you’re going to be in there for a long time. Chances are you’re not going to get quality care, and chances are you’re not going to get better. … Continue reading

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Pregnant Woman Jailed, Forced To Give Birth In Solitary Confinement, Baby Dies In Cell

By 5 a.m. on June 12, a detention officer walking by saw that her cries were real, and that she was in fact in labor. He helped her deliver the baby, but because no help had come sooner, the umbilical … Continue reading

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Is Solitary Confinement a Form of Torture? Q&A with journalist James Ridgeway

“Obama says we don’t torture, but a lot of this is straight-up torture,” says journalism legend James Ridgeway. “We call Guantanamo and Afghanistan torture and we never look at our own stuff.” Ridgeway is talking about the growing use – … Continue reading

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Voices from Solitary: A Mouse and a Murderer

Solitary Watch – “William Blake is in solitary confinement at Elmira Correctional Facility in upstate New York. In 1987, while in county court on a drug charge, Blake, then 23, grabbed a gun from a sheriff’s deputy and, in a … Continue reading

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Prison Soy Diet Lawsuit Updates

Information and updates on the statuses of the prisoner soy diet lawsuits in Illinois and Florida – Illinois – Judge Gives Green Light to Soy Lawsuit A pdf. link that lists all of the actions taken in the lawsuit so far … Continue reading

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How Utah Officials Handle Complaints of Abuse

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Solitary Torture

The Washington Post By Sidney Rittenberg Sr   Feb. 22, 1968. As they walked me down the gray prison corridor toward my cell, I was startled to see the same medieval torture scene I had endured 19 years earlier. Eleven … Continue reading

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Growing Up Locked Down

  Growing Up Locked Down: Youth in Solitary Confinement David Backes writes the Friday news roundup for Reclaiming Futures and contributes articles about juvenile justice reform and adolescent substance abuse treatment to ReclaimingFutures.org.   The ACLU and Human Rights Watch recently partnered to publish a report … Continue reading

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Man spends 2 years in solitary after DWI arrest

By Elizabeth Chuck, Staff Writer, NBC News A New Mexico man who said he was forced to pull his own tooth while in solitary confinement because he was denied access to a dentist has been awarded $22 million due to inhumane treatment … Continue reading

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