California emergency regulations would change use of solitary confinement in prisons

October 22, 2023

...According to CDCR’s latest records, from June 2023, there were 3,167 people in segregated confinement in California. 

The number is a major reduction from levels of a decade ago. According to the Center for Constitutional Rights, there were 9,870 men in solitary confinement in December 2012.

The reduction is largely due to a major settlement reached in 2015, between the state and 10 prisoners at Pelican Bay State Prison. As part of that settlement, CDCR was forced to dramatically reduce the population in solitary confinement, and stop isolating people because of perceived gang affiliations...

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October 22, 2023