Pelican Bay: Solitary confinement is pure torture

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San Jose Mercury News


 "On Thursday a federal judge will consider whether a lawsuit challenging long-term solitary confinement at Pelican Bay State Prison should be certified as a class action. Filed on behalf of 10 prisoners who have been held at the Pelican Bay Security Housing Unit for between 12 and 43 years, the lawsuit argues that these prisoners' isolation amounts to cruel and unusual punishment. ..."

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