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Drunk History, and One Prisoner's Story of Solitary Confinement

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Prisoners who spent time in solitary confinement at Pelican Bay are now part of a legal settlement that will change how California prisons use the practice. The settlement affects thousands of prisoners who will be moved out of solitary cells—some have been in what’s called “the SHU” for 20 years. One prisoner, Anthony Graves, spent 18 years in solitary confinement on death row in Texas for murders he didn’t commit. Then, the story of  Dr. Lisa Tseng who wrote more than 27,000 drug prescriptions from 2007 to 2010 —about 25 a day. Now she’s on trial for second degree murder in the cases of three young men who overdosed on opioid painkillers she prescribed. And Drunk History returns tonight for its third season. Each episode features inebriated friends and guests of the show recounting events from American history, which are re-enacted by celebrities. Finally, if you’re looking for a house in the Pasadena area, you can call a real estate agent or you can try CalTrans. Beginning in the 1950’s, the state’s transportation agency started buying homes in Pasadena, South Pasadena and El Sereno to make way for a 6-mile extension to the 710 Freeway. Now CalTrans is getting ready to sell all those houses, and the people who rent them are worried that they’ll be priced out.

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