Report Uncovers Abuse of Inmates with Disabilities in Sacramento Jail

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"The Sacramento County Jail is subjecting inmates with disabilities to prolonged isolation, preventing them from obtaining even the most minimum mental health care, according to a scathing new report released October 15 from Disability Rights California and the Prison Law Office.

For years, disability and civil rights advocates have railed against solitary confinement, particularly in regard to people with mental health needs, whose symptoms are exacerbated, often permanently, by the practice."