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Faced With Lawsuit, State Moves to Transfer Prisoners From Controversial Isolation Units

December 28, 2012 | 12:22 pm

Faced With Lawsuit, State Moves to Transfer Prisoners From Controversial Isolation Units

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Facing a federal lawsuit, state corrections officials are moving forward with a plan to transfer hundreds of alleged prison gang members from controversial isolation units to regular lockups around the state. The first group of 45 inmates will be removed from the state’s Security Housing Units in the coming weeks, said Kelly Harrington, associate director […]

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Prison Hunger Strikes Protest Gang Policy

October 17, 2012 | 3:30 pm

Prison Hunger Strikes Protest Gang Policy

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A hunger strike is continuing at one California prison but ended on Wednesday at another, according to Terry Thornton, a spokesperson for the California Department of Corrections. Some of the strikers were protesting a new policy aimed at reducing activity by gangs and other “security threat groups,” she said. Others did not give a reason […]

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Hundreds of California Prisoners Could be Transferred From Isolation Units Subject of Strike

October 27, 2011 | 12:02 pm

Hundreds of California Prisoners Could be Transferred From Isolation Units Subject of Strike

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by Michael Montgomery and Sarah Terry-Cobo, California Watch Hundreds of California prisoners locked in stark segregation units could be transferred to regular prison cells under new policies being developed by state corrections officials. The transfers could include inmates who have been held for decades at Pelican Bay State Prison’s windowless Security Housing Unit, which was […]

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