Thursday, May 31, 2012

California Prisoners Sue Over Solitary Confinement

Attorneys for several hundred California prisoners have filed suit against the state claiming that prolonged solitary confinement amounts to torture.

The Center for Constitutional Rights says its legal action is part of a larger movement to end inhumane treatment of prisoners in SHUs -security housing units, inside of California prisons.

Pacifica’s Ernesto Arce has more from Los Angeles.