• Contra Costa County Dec 28, 2019

    California Jails Use Kinder Approach to Solitary Confinement

    An inmate in solitary confinement at a California jail was refusing to leave his cell. The jailers’ usual response: Send an “extraction team” of corrections officers to burst into the cell and drag him out. But not in Contra Costa County, one of three in the state using a kinder, gentler approach in response to inmate lawsuits, a policy change…

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