Please join us on Thursday, February 12th for oral arguments in Ashker v. Brown, a federal lawsuit on behalf of prisoners at Pelican Bay State Prison who have spent between 10 and 28 years in solitary confinement.
CCR President Jules Lobel will be in court seeking permission to amend our complaint to add a class of prisoners recently transferred from solitary confinement at Pelican Bay State Prison to another California solitary confinement unit under the new Step Down Program. California must not be allowed to continue its abusive solitary confinement practices merely by changing the location of the abuse. As Plaintiffs have alleged in the proposed amended complaint, “the cruel and unusual treatment [the prisoners have] experienced, and its debilitating effects, have not abated, but instead continue under a different name in a different prison.”
Please join us in Oakland on February 12th.
What: Oral Arguments
When: Thursday, February 12th at 2 pm PST
Where: U.S. District Court, 1301 Clay Street (federal courthouse), Oakland, CA, Courtroom Dept. #2, 4th Floor, before Hon. Claudia Wilken.