Pelican Bay State Prison http://kalw.org en Behind the walls of California's most restricted cells http://kalw.org/post/behind-walls-californias-most-restricted-cells <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This story was the first of a six-part series following Nancy&nbsp;</span>Mullane<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;in her efforts to increase media access to prisons. It first aired in October 2012. It begins seven hours north of San Francisco in Crescent City and Pelican Bay State Prison. That’s where more than 1,100 of the inmates considered the most dangerous and influential in the state are locked up in the state’s Security Housing Unit also known as the&nbsp;</span>SHU<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></em></p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +0000 Nancy Mullane 17553 at http://kalw.org Behind the walls of California's most restricted cells Today on Your Call: What is the reality of solitary confinement in US prisons? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-what-reality-solitary-confinement-us-prisons <P>On today's Your Call, We’ll have a conversation with investigative journalist and former hostage, Shane Bauer about California’s Pelican Bay State Special Housing Unit also known as SHU. Join us live at 10 or send an email to feedback@yourcallraido.org? What are the long-term mental health effects of near total isolation? It’s Your Call, with Holly Kernan and you.</P> <P> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 07:00:00 +0000 Malihe Razazan 18596 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: What is the reality of solitary confinement in US prisons? A look inside California’s toughest prison http://kalw.org/post/look-inside-california%E2%80%99s-toughest-prison <p><em>If you&rsquo;re convicted of committing a felony in California, you can end up in many kinds of prisons. Steal a lot of money in a Ponzi scheme &ndash; you might end up in minimum security. Locked up, but with little supervision. Commit a violent crime, and you could be sent to a medium-security prison, like Folsom. Kill someone, and you could be headed for supermax.</em></p> Wed, 01 Feb 2012 16:30:13 +0000 Rina Palta 5262 at http://kalw.org A look inside California’s toughest prison