Prisoner Sent to Solitary Based on Reading Materials

Prisoners are often assigned to solitary confinement cells–sometimes indefinitely or permanently–because corrections officials have identified them as gang members.¬†Some prisoners¬†complain that the criteria for being “validated” as a gang member are arbitrary and inaccurate,¬†and also¬†subject to abuse by prison staff. Recently, a California prisoner charged that he was¬†put in solitary confinement based largely on his […]