Following the historic gains made against solitary confinementlast month, people in Pelican Bay State Prison’s SHU report the use of “welfare” or “suicide” checks occurring every thirty minutes, 48 times a day. The checks are being conducted in an aggressive way and prevent people from sleeping for over thirty minutes at a time. Loud stomping, the slamming of doors, the striking of electronic wands against buttons installed by cell doors, and the shining of lights into prisoners’ faces are routine. Deprivation of sleep is widely seen as a form of torture.
• Alleged sleep deprivation at Pelican Bay State Prison | KIEM TV Sept.23, 2015 [VIDEO]
CRESCENT CITY – Civil rights issues regarding solitary confinement in state prisons are an ongoing concern. Wednesday a new issue was protested at Pelican Bay State Prison. ….
• California prison advocates say suicide checks are inhumane treatment | US news | The Guardian Sept…
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