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  1. A Thousand Years of Solitude.

    Justia, June 4, 201206/05/2012 - 00:00

    Imagine spending a month alone in a windowless cell the size of a small bathroom. Now multiply that by 100, and you can begin to understand the average period of solitary confinement endured by prisoners…

  2. Inmates sue over Pelican Bay 'sensory deprivation'.

    San Francisco Chronicle, June 01 2012 06/04/2012 - 14:32

    Ten inmates held in isolation at California's Pelican Bay State Prison for more than a decade sued the state Thursday, saying their conditions - which deprived them of virtually all human contact and any meaningful…

  3. Group sues California over isolation of some prison inmates.

    Los Angeles Times, June 01 2012 06/04/2012 - 14:30

    California's practice of isolating prison inmates it suspects of gang affiliations and keeping them that way for years is being challenged in federal court by a national civil rights group.

  4. The crime of punishment at Pelican Bay State Prison.

    The San Francisco Chronicle, May 31st 2012 06/04/2012 - 14:26

    Now fellow SHU inmates and I have joined together with the Center for Constitutional Rights in a federal lawsuit that challenges this treatment as unconstitutional. I understand I broke the law, and I have lost…

  5. Pelican Bay Prisoners Sue To End 'Torture' of Long-Term Solitary Confinement.

    The Huffington Post, May 31st 2012 06/04/2012 - 14:20

    The prolonged use of solitary confinement at a high-security prison in California "strips prisoners of their basic humanity" and amounts to illegal torture, a human rights group charged in a federal lawsuit filed on Thursday…

  6. Prisoners challenge legality of solitary confinement lasting more than a decade.

    The Guardian, May 31st 2012 06/04/2012 - 14:16

    California's prison system is facing an unprecedented lawsuit which accuses it of operating an unconstitutional and "uniquely harsh regime" in which hundreds of prisoners have spent a decade or more locked in solitary confinement.

  7. Rights Group Joins Lawsuit over Solitary CA Cells

    Associated Press, May 31st 201206/04/2012 - 14:11

    On Thursday, lawyers for the Center for Constitutional Rights took over the lawsuit and filed a revised case on behalf of hundreds of Pelican Bay prisoners who have served more than 10 years in the…

  8. MTA Turban Policy: NYC Transit Allows Sikh And Muslim Employees To Wear Turbans Without Agency Logo

    Huffington Post, May 30 2012 05/31/2012 - 12:27

    Sikh and Muslim transit workers in New York City are celebrating the settlement of a federal lawsuit that will allow them to wear turbans on the job, in public and without affixing Metropolitan Transit Authority…

  9. Choking Off Coverage of Bradley Manning's Court-Martial

    Huffington Post, May 25 2012 05/25/2012 - 00:00

    For accused WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning, none of the court's orders have been published; none of the transcripts have been released, and none of the government filings have been posted.

  10. Can Obama Say He's Sorry?

    The Nation, May 21 2012 05/23/2012 - 12:27

    Can the President say he’s sorry to an innocent man whom the United States delivered to Syria to be tortured? Sixty thousand Americans have done so, signing a petition that begins, “I apologize to Maher…