New York Civil Liberties Union files a federal lawsuit over the overuse of solitary confinement in State prisons
- 12/07/2012 by Rebecca Myles (WBAI)

The lawsuit is filed by plaintiff Leroy Peoples who spent 780 days locked in a cell the size of an elevator, with another prisoner, for 24 hours a day as punishment for misbehavior.  WBAI's Rebecca Myles spoke to Taylor Pendergrass, senior staff attorney with the New York Civil Liberties Union about the complaint.

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