Ninth Circuit Rules for California in Dispute Over Solitary-Confinement Settlement

California is not violating a settlement agreement with suspected gang members formerly housed in solitary confinement by keeping them confined to their general population cells for up to 23 hours a day, the Ninth Circuit ruled Monday.

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California Still Keeping Inmates in Solitary, Ninth Circuit Hears

The California Department of Corrections & Rehabilitation is still keeping inmates in isolation, violating a landmark settlement that ended indefinite solitary confinement in California, counsel for a class of 1,600 prisoners told a Ninth Circuit panel Tuesday.

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Cover-Up

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington sued Immigration and Customs Enforcement et al. in federal court to stop them from destroying “records documenting mistreatment of individuals detained in ICE custody, including records of detainee deaths, sexual assault and abuse, civil rights violations, inhumane solitary confinement practices, and violations of ICE detention standards.”

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Ex-Peru President to Remain Jailed Pending Extradition in Bribery Case

Despite testimony that he is at “grave risk” of mental and physical decline in a semi-isolated jail unit, a federal judge on Wednesday refused to release a former Peruvian president on house arrest pending his potential extradition on corruption charges.

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