I had been collecting testimony for a long time and the prisoners were not believed until these articles. Prisoners who had been hiding gave testimony. Here is the first article which links to specific abuse cases.series : As a result of public outrage, the DOC put in some temporary reforms, like having guards wear cameras , but they went away as soon as pubic attention waned. When attention around a year later focused on overuse of solitary , there was another bunch of temporary "reforms" this time new guidelines allowing no more that 60 days in solitary.Much was said about a new era. One person, a man who has been in solitary for 18 years knew better. Norman Green , or Ras AtumRa Mutawakkil wrote beware of false dawns that same month: .http://solitarytorture.blogspot.com/2016/04/uhuru-recognizing-false-dawns.html
Now there are the same guards on the floor, and again there is little reporting of beatings and abuses as there is a sense that nothing will ever be done and retaliation is severe for those who complain ,
William Ledford-letter is out to him- he will send his documentation and I asked him to write you to let you know of the health part of the class action- where he is with it as I have given him the plaintiffs stories. I will forward all he sends me to you.
1)Excellent studies and reports on effect of solitary here including the evidence use in the Asker class action in California
The next two are excellent litigators and have been stuck in seg for years, for Uhuru, 18 years. They are clearly political prisoners. I work closely with them and they have taught me much- will write asking if they want to be plaintiffs after you and I talk.
Mustafa Ajala- Dennis Jones- he wrote the supermax lawsuit
MODEL TO USE
2) Colorado , under Rick Raemisch former WI DOC secretary, does it right-
chart of decline in use of solitary(Chart and other graphs coming)-from article below
Wisconsin watch article co and WI explain wisconsin stuff not true now as reduced solitary time was temporary and the guidelines disappeared as soon as public interest waned. But this is a very good article outlining what CO does and giving us a path:
CO rules to study for what we can use: