U.N. Petition Seeks Review of Prisoner Living Conditions
On Tuesday, an attorney for 400 California inmates held in solitary confinement because of gang ties said he will petition the United Nations to stop the practice and assess the prisoners' living conditions, and mental and physical health. The petition asks the UN to allow an independent group to interview the prisoners and examine their medical files.
- "California Inmates Petition UN To Monitor Prisons" (Flaccus, AP/San Francisco Chronicle, 3/20).