An article in the Los Angeles Times on December 28, 2010 entitled “Objections raised to caging inmates during therapy” described the conditions under which inmates in California state prisons receive mental health care services. Jane Kahn, who has been part of the RBG team representing mentally ill prisoners in Coleman v. Schwarzenegger since 1990, is quoted in the article:
“‘You go down for therapy and there are guys screaming and yelling at you from every floor,’ said Jane Kahn, an attorney who represents inmates in the ongoing litigation. Aside from making the sessions difficult, exposure to other inmates obliterates the sense of confidentiality essential for worthwhile therapy, Kahn said.”
The article was reprinted in the San Francisco Chronicle on January 7, 2011.