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  • California State Prisons Agree to End Race-Based Punishment

    Posted Oct 23rd, 2014 By in Jail, Prisons With | Comments Off on California State Prisons Agree to End Race-Based Punishment

    Racial segregation and race-based punishment in California prisons has been a source of contention for years. Prison officers have been said to separate races and lock individuals in cells based on race, despite whether or not the individual was the source of or involved with a violent incident or riot. A six-year old lawsuit against California spawned the agreement to end the practice.

    When a group of prisoners attacked two guards at California’s High Desert State Prison in 2006, the warden declared a full lockdown that confined African Americans in one wing of the prison to their cells, and kept them there for 14 months.

    No outdoor exercise. No rehabilitation programs or prison jobs.

    This week, California agreed to give up its unique use of race-based punishment as a tool to control violence in its crowded prisons. Corrections chief Jeffrey Beard and lawyers for inmates have settled a six-year-long civil rights lawsuit, filed in 2008, over the High Desert lockdown.

    The case was eventually widened to cover all prisoners and lockdown practices that had become common statewide. The agreement now goes to a federal judge for expected approval.

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