Expert to Judge: Confinement Puts Ex-Peru President at ‘Grave Risk’

Despite testimony that an ex-Peruvian president’s detention at a Bay Area jail puts him at “grave risk” of mental and physical decline, a federal prosecutor argued Wednesday the defendant enjoys many privileges and should stay in jail pending his potential extradition.

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Judge: Pretrial Inmates in San Francisco Need Time in Sunlight

For years, the City and County of San Francisco has housed inmates awaiting trial in tiny cells, letting them out for only a few hours a day for exercise and often depriving them of any time outdoors, but conditions are set to improve for some after a federal judge ruled Friday that pre-trial detainees incarcerated for more than four years must be given at least one hour a week of access to direct sunlight.

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