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Cruel and Unusual Punishment and the California Prison Hunger Strike

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

Governor Jerry Brown's complete silence on prisoners' demands has caused serious debate and controversy as the globe turns to California to address cruel and unusual punishment and the security housing unit (SHU) in the industrial prison complex.

A Job in Paradise

Steve Gillman | Posted 07.15.2013 | Business
Steve Gillman

Every day I work I am asked by passengers several times, "Aren't you too young to be a driver?" My biggest shock was discovering that I am indeed the youngest driver out of about sixty that make up the team. I'm a year shy of 50. The oldest drivers are in their eighties.

John Rudolf

'Silently Screaming 24 Hours A Day': Report Slams Calif. Solitary Confinement | John Rudolf | Posted 09.27.2012 | Crime

California's extensive use of solitary confinement in two state prisons subjects thousands of inmates to "cruel and degrading" conditions and amounts ...

Inmates Sue For Being Kept In Solitary Confinement For 10 Years

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 07.31.2012 | Crime

SAN FRANCISCO — Todd Ashker and Danny Troxell are among the 78 prisoners who have lived for more than 20 years in notorious solitary confinement...


| Posted 11.19.2011 | San Francisco

This article comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Michael Montgomery One man was a petty thief mistakenly identified as a player in a vi...