10 years after historic hunger strike, will CA finally end solitary confinement?

July 20, 2023

...Monitoring has revealed ongoing concerns around compliance, said CJ Sandley, a staff attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights. The settlement agreement created units known as Restricted Custody General Population, or RCGP, for people with ongoing safety concerns that prevent them from being in general population. It also prohibited prison officials from placing people in SHU based solely on alleged gang affiliation. But prison officials can still place people in the SHU for rules violations — and rely on confidential informants to establish a connection to a security threat group...

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