Alexis Agathocleous

Alexis Agathocleous is a Center for Constitutional Rights senior attorney who represents California prisoners in their class action challenge to long-term solitary confinement.      

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Monday, November 17, 2014
Rampant Use of Solitary Confinement in the US Constitutes Torture
George Ruiz is 72 years old. For the past 30 years, he has spent every day alone — locked in a cramped, windowless cell inside the Security Housing Unit (SHU) first at California’s Pelican Bay State Prison, then at Tehachapi prison. He is allowed out for only one hour per day to exercise – also...
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