End indefinite solitary confinement in California prisons.

California

Justice System

Problem

Indefinite solitary confinement is torture and causes prisoners irreversible mental damage in short periods of time. Some inmates have been in solitary confinement for decades. While there is a desire to see justice for criminals it is clear that indefinite solitary confinement qualifies as cruel and unusual punishment. Many of these inmates must will be released back into society. Unless the desire is for our society to pay the tax dollars to lock up every inmate indefinitely, then it should be a priority to see they do not suffer sever mental damage as part of their rehabilitation.

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Solution

Enact laws that cap solitary confinement at 5 years and allow monthly phone calls. Demand an independent report on what mental damage solitary confinement creates and work to balance the need to protect the general population while not inflicting cruel and unusual punishment on inmates.

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Facts

30,000 California prisoners are refusing meals until indefinite solitary confinement is abolished. http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-ff-prison-strike-20130709,0,3801154.story

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Action

Support the inmates hunger strike symbolically by skipping going out to eat for one weekend. August 16 - 18 all Californians that see indefinite solitary confinement as cruel and unusual punishment will refrain from going out to restaurants. Restaurant owners who support the solution will also shut down Friday through Sunday Aug. 16 -18. The disruption to the California economy will continue with new boycott dates until the solution is enacted.

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Posted by T.J.

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