Thursday, July 19, 2012
Destroying the Soul
By Colin Dayan
We as a nation are guilty of the most horrific treatment of prisoners in the civilized world. In March, 400 prisoners in California's Security Housing Units, as well as a number of prisoner' rights organizations, petitioned the United Nations asking for help. Since then, the Center for Constitutional Rights has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of prisoners at California's Pelican Bay State Prison who have each spent between 10 and 28 years in solitary confinement . A class-action suit in Arizona challenges inadequate medical and mental health care that subjects prisoners to injury, amputation, disfigurement and death â€” especially in prolonged solitary confinement.
Posted by Citizens for Prison Reform at 2:19 AM