California Prisons

High court: California prison overcrowding unconstitutional

AFSC welcomes landmark ruling by US Supreme Court that overcrowding in CA prisons results in "cruel and unusual punishment."

Buried Alive: Long-Term Isolation in California Youth and Adult Prisons

By Laura Magnani May 2008 AFSC publication, 22 pages.  Report on California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation over-use and misuse of isolation units, with six recommendations for change.

Sacramento Bee Investigates Prison Abuses

The Sacramento Bee ran the first of two-part expose of abuses in California prisons' behavioral modification programs, on Sunday, May 9. 

Prevent Prison Abuse

Transforming Criminal Justice

Solitary Confinement.

California lawmakers, corrections officials respond to AFSC.  Read the investigative reports.

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