AB 280 Solitary Confinement

This bill will provide a clear definition of what constitutes solitary confinement across all facilities and set limits on how it can be used. The bishops said in their statement of Responsibility, Rehabilitation, and Restoration: A Catholic Perspective on Crime and Criminal Justice, “regardless of who runs the prison, we oppose the increasing use of isolation units, especially in the absence of due process, and the monitoring and professional assessment of the effects of such confinement on the mental health of inmates.

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