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USA: California authorities urged to end shocking conditions in prison isolation units

Headline Title:  USA: End shocking conditions in California prison isolation units 27 September 2012 The US state of California must make substantial changes to their prison isolation units and halt the inhuman suffering of thousands of prisoners, Amnesty International said in a new report out today.The Edge of Endurance: Conditions in California’s Security Housing Units is based on exclusive access gained by Amnesty International to isolation units in California and explores the conditions of confinement endured by more than 3,000 prisoners - including 78 who have spent in excess…

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