Roundup: Testimonies on California’s solitary confinement policies, Secure Housing Unit (SHU) step-down program & revised gang validation criteria

Holding cages in Salinas Valley State Prison. Mentally-ill prisoners are often held in the telephone-booth sized cages without access to toilet while waiting for treatment beds. PHOTO SOURCE: U.S. Supreme Court Brown vs. Plata

Testimonies by California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) officials:

Testimonies by families of SHU inmates and prisoner rights advocates:

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