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Truthdiggers of the Week: Inmates and Lawyers Against Solitary Confinement

A 2011 hunger strike by California convicts attracted the attention of human rights advocates, and that led to an extraordinary alliance. If this group of lawyers and prisoners has its way, the barbaric conditions in our prisons will come to an end.

Posted on Aug 22, 2015 READ MORE


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California Attorney General Kamala Harris Must End the Barbaric Practice of Solitary Confinement

If she settles a Pelican Bay prisoners’ lawsuit, Harris will seize an opportunity to serve justice—and her political career as well.

Posted on Aug 16, 2015 READ MORE


Straight From an Inmate’s Mouth

Todd Ashker, a prisoner in solitary confinement at California’s Pelican Bay Prison, speaks to “Democracy Now!” via recording Friday about the conditions in which he’s being held.

Posted on Aug 23, 2013 WATCH & LISTEN


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