STATE BILL 124
The indubitable Ella Baker Center alerted me this morning to the efforts by activists and good-headed politicians in California to prevent the use of extended solitary confinement for people under the age of 18.
The Ella Baker Center is working to end the solitary confinement of youth with the Youth Justice Coalition,Children’s Defense Fund California, and California Public Defenders Association. Senator Mark Leno introduced the bill, SB-124
DeAngelo Cortijo who is formerly incarcerated explains why SB-124 is a good thing.
The first time I experienced solitary confinement, I was 11 years old.
Now, 11 years later I’m fighting to end the widespread use of solitary confinement in California’s youth prisons.
As I would stare out of my cell window I could see the other kids outside and I remember feeling empty and afraid. On several occasions…
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