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Judge: California Mistreating Mentally Ill Inmates

A federal judge ruled Thursday that California’s treatment of mentally ill inmates violates constitutional safeguards against cruel and unusual punishment through excessive use of pepper spray and isolation.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/10/2014

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Families Of LA Prisoners Petition Against Solitary Confinement

California prison inmates who are held in solitary confinement are petitioning the United Nations to step in and end the practice.

03/20/2012