California inmates on contraband watch accuse officials of human rights abuse [Guardian]

• Authorities say procedure is essential to prevent smuggling
• Prisoners chained and shackled in empty cell for days on end
• ‘This is torture, no matter how you look at it’

Shane Bauer

2 June 2014

In 2009, California High Desert state prison inmate Michael Bloom was put in a small cage and told to strip naked…

Excerpted; full article link: http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/02/california-prisoners-contraband-watch-human-rights-abuse

(c) Guardian News & Media Ltd

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