Arizona Agrees to Major Improvements in Prison Health Care, Crucial Limits on Solitary Confinement in Landmark Settlement
The Prison Law Office, the American Civil Liberties Union-National Prison Project, the ACLU of Arizona, and co-counsel today filed a settlement agreement in Parsons v. Ryan, a class-action suit on behalf of more than 33,000 prisoners in Arizona.
Prisoners’ attorneys have filed a Motion and Reply asking the federal three-judge court overseeing California’s prison overcrowding case to enforce an order requiring the State to take certain population-reduction actions “immediately.” These actions include increasing good conduct credits for minimum-security prisoners and some “second strike” prisoners and implementing new procedures for earlier parole of some non-dangerous prisoners.
Expert Reports Describe Unconstitutional Conditions in Arizona Prisons
The Prison Law Office and co-counsel attorneys for prisoners in a class action lawsuit have issued a Press Release and filed a series of Expert Reports describing the Arizona prison system’s widespread use of inhumane segregation units and failure to provide basic medical, mental health and dental care.
Media Exposes Abuse in Arizona Prisons
The Centers for Disease Control has conducted a study and issued a Report on reducing Valley Fever infections among California prisoners.