Judge's Decision to Hear Inmates' Case Threatens Practice of Solitary Confinement

06/04/2014 03:00 pm ET
  • The New York Times
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More than 200 inmates at Pelican Bay, California’s toughest prison, have spent over a decade locked in windowless 8-foot-by-12-foot cells for 22 hours or more a day. Dozens more have been in solitary confinement for 15 years — or even longer.

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