Monday, March 23, 2015

Solitary Confinement Spurs Statewide Protests

Prisoner rights activists have begun a series of actions around the state to end California’s use of solitary confinement. The actions come after a series of prisoner hunger strikes in 2011 and 2013 that helped raise awareness about California’s use of solitary confinement, sometimes putting prisoners into solitary for years or even decades. Christopher Martinez reports from Oakland.