Pennsylvania Federal Judge Rules 37 Years of Solitary Confinement are Unconstitutional; State Settles Lawsuit

Ah, that pesky Bill of Rights !

Arthur Johnson was 18 years old when he was convicted of murder following a street fight that occurred in 1970. He was sentenced to life without parole and committed to the custody of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. He was a troubled inmate in his early years of incarceration, taking part in two violent escape… Continue reading Pennsylvania Federal Judge Rules 37 Years of Solitary Confinement are Unconstitutional; State Settles Lawsuit