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Sent: Wednesday, November 28, 2012 6:48 PM
Subject: [PRUP] Massachusetts high court rules against prolonged solitary confinement without due process

Massachusetts high court rules against prolonged solitary confinement without due process<BR>November 28, 2012<BR>Supreme Judicial Court reaffirms principle that use of solitary must be balanced with firm legal protections, including a 90-day limit without due process.<BR><BR>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE<BR>CONTACT: (212) 549-2666; <A href=”mailto:media@aclu.org” rel=nofollow target=_blank data-mce-href=”mailto:media@aclu.org”>media@aclu.org</A><BR><BR>BOSTON — Ruling today in LaChance v. Commissioner of Correction–a case involving an inmate held in solitary confinement for 10 months at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Mass., following an original incident in which Mr. LaChance threw pudding at another inmate–the Massachusetts Supreme Court reaffirmed the principle that use of solitary confinement is a harsh punishment that must be balanced with firm legal protections. The American Civil Liberties Union, which submitted a friend-of-the-court brief in the case, hailed the ruling for its significance both in Massachusetts…

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