Human Rights Pen Pal

We believe that the power of pen and paper can transcend prison walls

One of the attorneys on the legal settlement from CCR gathered this list of new stories in the days after the settlement.

“California prisoners win historic gains with settlement against solitary confinement”
San Francisco Bay View

“California moves toward more humane prisons”
By Jules Lobel, Sacramento Bee

“California Agrees to Overhaul Use of Solitary Confinement”
New York Times

“Solitary Confinement Is Cruel and All Too Common”
NYT – Editorial

“Brutal policy of solitary confinement finally curtailed”
San Francisco Chronicle – Editorial

“California, finally coming out of solitary”
L.A. Times – Editorial

“Peek inside ‘the SHU’: What it’s like for California inmates in solitary confinement”
L.A. Times again (w video)

“Prison solitary confinement Q&A: What you need to know”
L.A. Times again, again

“California to end unlimited isolation for most gang leaders”

“Advocates Hope California’s Solitary Settlement Spreads”

“California agrees to sharply cut use solitary confinement”

“California agrees to moved thousands of inmates out of solitary confinement”
L.A. Times

“Prison Directors Group Calls for Limiting Solitary Confinement”

“California prison abuse case: Solitary confinement policy softened”
San Jose Mercury News

“California to drastically reduce use of solitary confinement”
SF Gate

“California to End Solitary Confinement for Thousands of Inmates”
Huffington Post

“Settlement nears in litigation over California’s use of solitary confinement”
L.A. Times

“California Prisons to Limit Number of Inmates in Solitary Confinement”

“How California Prison Inmates Fought to Change Solitary Confinement, and Won”

“California to Limit Solitary Confinement in Prisons”
Wall Street Journal law blog

“The Beginning of the End of Solitary Confinement?”
The Atlantic

“Inside the Landmark Court Case That Will End Indefinite Solitary Confinement in California”
Mother Jones

“California will release thousands of inmates from solitary confinement”
Al Jazeera America

“Officials and gang members alike praise California solitary confinement limits”
The Guardian

“California to End Long-Term Solitary Confinement”
Courthouse News

“Inmates Credited for ‘Effectively Ending’ Solitary in California”
Common Dreams

“California’s big shift on solitary confinement points to US justice rethink”
Christian Science Monitor

“Why California prison system is changing the way it treats gang leaders”
Christian Science Monitor

“California Prisons Will Change Solitary Confinement Rules”
North Carolina Public Radio

“California To End Unlimited Solitary Confinement Of Gang Members In State Prisons”
CBS Local – SF Bay Area

“California’s Prisons Will Change Solitary Confinement Rules”

“Solitary Confinement Rules to be Changed in California”

“Landmark agreement changes California prisons’ solitary confinement rules”

“California Agrees to Scale Back Solitary Confinement”