California to Limit Pepper Spray Use on Mentally Ill Inmates

California to Limit Pepper Spray Use on Mentally Ill Inmates

October 23, 2013 | by Paige St. John | Los Angeles Times

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This article shines light on the ongoing challenges California faces in addressing mental illness in prison. The article reports on videotapes released this week that show prison guards using pepper spray on mentally ill inmates in a California prison. Prompted by this event, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation will be working on new rules to limit the use of pepper spray in prison.   

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This article shines light on the ongoing challenges California faces in addressing mental illness in prison. The article reports on videotapes released this week that show prison guards using pepper spray on mentally ill inmates in a California prison. Prompted by this event, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation will be working on new rules to limit the use of pepper spray in prison.   

To read the full article, click here.