Inmates Fighting Isolation Policy Point to Lasting Damage

February 14, 2019
Courthouse News Service

Claiming lasting damage from prison isolation units, two Muslim former federal inmates urged a federal judge Thursday to strike down the policy used against them as unconstitutional.

Yassin Muhiddin Aref and Kifah Jayyousi are no longer in Bureau of Prisons custody but contend that they are still haunted by the incorrect information in their prison records that the BoP used to put them in solitary confinement.

Rachel Meeropol, an attorney for the men with the Center for Constitutional Rights, noted during a brief hearing Thursday morning that Jayyousi’s designation to a so-called communication management unit could hurt his upcoming challenge to a 10-year term of supervised release. ...

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February 22, 2019