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CCR in the News

September 1, 2015

CCR in the News

Ending years of litigation, hunger strikes and contentious debate, California has agreed to move thousands of prison inmates out of solitary confinement. A legal settlement filed Tuesday between the state and a core group of inmates held in isolation for a decade or more at Pelican Bay State Prison...
September 1, 2015

CCR in the News

..."I think there is a deepening movement away from solitary confinement in the country and I think this settlement will be a spur to that movement," Jules Lobel, the inmates' lead attorney and president of the Center for Constitutional Rights, said in a telephone interview. ... Read the full piece...
September 1, 2015

CCR in the News

California has agreed to an overhaul of its use of solitary confinement in its prisons, including strict limits on the prolonged isolation of inmates, as part of a landmark legal settlement filed in federal court on Tuesday. The settlement is expected to sharply reduce the number of inmates held in...
August 31, 2015

Blog Post

The nationwide movement to end solitary confinement is growing – even attracting the attention of a Supreme Court justice – and today it took a significant step forward. CCR and the State of California have agreed to a settlement in our case challenging long-term solitary confinement in California...
CCR Blog
September 1, 2015

CCR in the News

I feel like there is a heavy weight on my chest – it’s as if I’m breathing through a needle hole. And then I ask myself, “If I write or say something, is anybody going to listen to me? Is it really going to make any difference?” Zaher Hamdoun is a 36-year-old Yemeni man who has been detained in...

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May 5, 2015