Years after his sentencing, Ceasar Huerta Cantu discovered "on a lark" that he had been over-sentenced because of a clerical error. But a judge ruled that a statute of limitations meant he had to stay in prison.
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In the latest in a 20-year line of decisions on California's deficient prison conditions, a federal judge found pepper spraying and solitary confinement of mentally ill inmates "horrific." But California still hasn't gotten the message.
“We found that officers used deadly force against people who did not pose an immediate threat of death or serious harm to officers or others, and against people who posed a threat only to themselves."