Maureen McDonnell, wife of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R), is on the fast track from penthouses to prison cells.
Paris Green, a pre-op transsexual who was born male, was found guilty of murdering and torturing someone and sentenced to nearly two decades in prison.
The practice of solitary confinement in the US has been a topic of human rights activists and international organizations for a while. Juan Mendez, the UN Special Rapporteur on torture and a visiting professor at American University, is finally taking action, requesting to visit California prisons and determine if America is violating international law.