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Solitary Confinement on Death Row Upheld (access required)

The 4th Circuit reverses a district court decision and says that Virginia’s policy of holding death-row prisoners in a single cell with minimal visitation and recreation prior to execution does not violate the prisoner’s procedural due process rights. The district court issued an injunction ordering Virginia prison officials either to improve the prisoner’s conditions of confinement ...

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