DRC Finds Inmates with Disabilities Subjected to Excessive Solitary Confinement in Sacramento County Jail

Sacramento News & Review
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"Sacramento County is isolating too many jail inmates in small cells for prolonged periods of time, sometimes for 24 hours a day, and may be headed for a class-action lawsuit.

That’s the substance and threat of a scathing review, first released in August, by two groups that examined the treatment of inmates at the main jail downtown and Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center, both of which are operated by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.

Attorneys with Disability Rights California and the Prison Law Office conducted tours of the facilities in April. Together, the two jails hold about 4,300 people, including pretrial defendants and federal immigration detainees awaiting deportation proceedings."