Easing of solitary confinement brings hope

September 2, 2016
Sacramento Bee

It seems like only yesterday I was preparing for a news conference to give a statement on behalf of California Families Against Solitary Confinement announcing a landmark settlement in the case challenging long-term solitary confinement in California prisons, including the one where my son had been held in isolation for 15 years.

We were full of hope. At the same time, we couldn’t help but think of the windowless cells that held our loved ones captive for so many decades and the many family members who had passed away while our sons, brothers, fathers and friends had been locked in Security Housing Units. ...

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October 5, 2016