Infographic: California's prisoner isolation units

We've launched a new report on solitary confinment, which details the lengths California is willing to take to isolate prisoners -sometimes for as long as 20 years or more.

More than 3,000 prisoners in California are in 'Secrutiy Housing Units' . They are held in cells around 9' by 9', with no windows, almost no stimulation and limited contact with any other individual - even trips to the exercise yard or showers can be done remotely. At the Pelican Bay prison, more than 500 inmates have spent more than 10 years in these conditions.

Find out more in the infographic below, and in Niluccio's blog post 'California nightmares'.

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