Posts Tagged ‘ CDCR ’

GQ U.K. on solitary confinement

November 7, 2013

The UK edition of GQ has an interesting piece on solitary confinement, which focuses specifically on California and the prison hunger strike that occurred earlier this year. Interestingly, one of the leading experts on inmate mental health in the U.S. is based at UC Santa Cruz. During the senate hearing, Craig Haney, a psychology professor…

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Federal judge approves force-feeding of striking California inmates

August 19, 2013

A federal judge has approved a request by California state officials to force feed inmates if necessary as the statewide prison hunger strike continues on. Thousands of prisoners went on hunger strike more than 40 days ago to protest the conditions of solitary confinement and condemn what activists say is inhumane treatment in the prisons.…

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Rolling Stone on California prison hunger strike

August 13, 2013

The hunger strike in California’s state prisons has been going on now for more than a month in protest of conditions in the state’s solitary confinement facilities. Rolling Stone’s Ryan Devereaux takes a quick look today at the ongoing strike and the dispute over an inmate’s death at the California State Prison in Corcoran. It’s…

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In light of state prison plans, local forum to focus on Santa Cruz County Jail

May 8, 2013

Late last week, the California Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections filed a court-ordered list of prison-reduction measures, but it wasn’t done without protest. “We respect the court’s authority to order the list of measures, but we submitted it under protest,” said CDCR Secretary Jeff Beard. “The court ordered the population reduced so as to allow…

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