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Prison Security/Welfare Checks: Preventative Or Cruelty?

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On today’s show we speak with Verbena Lea, a volunteer with the Prisoner Hunger Strike Committee to End Sleep Deprivation in California Prisons.

Today lawyers for two prisoners, Christopher Lipsey and Maher Suarez, argued against an attempt by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) to dismiss civil rights cases brought on behalf of the prisoners. Lipsey and Suarez have brought the cases to put an end to the sleep deprivation of prisoners caused by “security/welfare checks” that prison guards conduct in solitary confinement units throughout the state.

And later we speak with Ren The Vinyl Archaeologist about happenings in the Bay Area.


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