Lawsuit Challenges Solitary Confinement at Pelican Bay

Prolonged Solitary Confinement at Pelican Bay Is Cruel and Unusual Punishment, Torture, Lawyers Say May 31, 2012, Oakland – Today, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of prisoners at Pelican Bay State Prison who have spent between 10 and 28 years in solitary confinement. The legal action is part of a larger movement to reform inhumane conditions in California prisons’ Security Housing Units (SHU), a movement dramatized by a 2011 hunger strike by … [Read more...]