Santa Clara Co. Reaches $1.6M Settlement Over Jail ConditionsThe Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office has reached a $1.6 million settlement in a class action lawsuit filed three years ago alleging overuse of solitary confinement and inadequate medical care at county jails, sheriff’s officials said.
Former Inmate Sues Alameda County Over Treatment During Birth In JailA woman who says she gave birth in solitary confinement in the Santa Rita Jail last year has sued Alameda County and its health care provider for inmates.
Solitary Confinement At Forefront Of Santa Clara County Jail Hunger StrikeAn alleged South Bay gang leader known as 'the rabbit' is opening up about spending over 1,500 days in solitary confinement and a hunger strike that he hoped would cultivate change.
South Bay Jail Inmates Protest Solitary Confinement With Hunger StrikeMore than 100 inmates at the Santa Clara County Jail are refusing to eat in protest of solitary confinement, a practice they believe is cruel.
State Sen. Leno Seeks To Ban Most Solitary Confinement Of JuvenilesState Sen. Mark Leno, D-San Francisco, announced Tuesday a new try for a law that would sharply limit solitary confinement of youth in juvenile correctional facilities in California.
California To End Unlimited Solitary Confinement Of Gang Members In State PrisonsCalifornia is ending its unlimited isolation of imprisoned gang leaders, restricting a practice that once kept hundreds of inmates in notorious segregation units for a decade or longer.
Brother Of Journalist With Marin Ties Pleads For Release; Trial On Espionage Charges Begins In IranThe espionage trail of a Washington Post journalist, who is jailed in Iran and has ties to Marin, is now underway. The man’s brother is in Washington to help lobby for his release.
State Prison Officials Agree To Shift Mentally-Ill Inmates Out Of Solitary Units State corrections officials have agreed to shift mentally ill inmates into specialized housing units instead of placing them in isolation, a decision that marks a major shift in how the system deals with such prisoners.
State Sen. Yee’s Suspension Leaves Fate Of 17 Bills In DoubtLast week’s suspension of State Sen. Leland Yee leaves the fate of 17 bills pending in California's Legislature in doubt.
Feds Join Lawsuit Over Kids Placed In Solitary Confinement At Martinez Juvenile HallThe U.S. Department of Justice and Department of Education have filed statements, in a lawsuit over the treatment of young people with mental disabilities at Juvenile Hall in Contra Costa County.
Attorneys Ask Oakland Federal Judge To Expand Prison Solitary Confinement LawsuitA federal lawsuit is moving forward in the latest legal turn over solitary confinement at a California prison with attorneys asking a U.S. District judge to expand to a class-action case.
California Prison Inmates End Hunger Strike After Lawmakers Vow HearingsCalifornia inmates on Thursday ended a nearly two-month hunger strike to protest policies that can keep some gang leaders isolated for decades, after lawmakers agreed to hold hearings on complaints about the treatment.
Report Critical Of Solitary Confinement At California PrisonsCalifornia has violated global standards by keeping thousands of inmates in isolation cells, according to an Amnesty International report released Thursday that criticizes conditions at two of the state’s maximum security prisons as “cruel and inhuman.”
Lil Wayne In Solitary Confinement Until Jail Sentence Ends