Posts Tagged: California Legislature

Opinion

Call it what you like, but solitary confinement equals torture

An artist's rendering of an inmate in solitary confinement. (Photo: LaHellen, via Shutterstock)

OPINION: Prolonged solitary confinement is torture. Whether it is referred to as administrative segregation, secure housing, or protective custody, the effect on an individual is the same. Significant psychological harm, and mental and physical damage that can be permanent.

News

A social media star is born

The Assembly chamber in the state Capitol, Sacramento. (Photo: Felix Lipov, Shutterstock)

It’s hard to be a Republican in the California Legislature. Earlier this year when Sen. Janet Nguyen was removed from the Senate chamber, it was clear that Senate Republicans were upset for their colleague but also thrilled – thrilled – to be in the spotlight for a change.

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