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This May 27, 2009, photo provided by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation shows Todd Ashker, a validated leader of the Aryan Brotherhood, who has been in the Security Housing Unit since 1992.  Ashker, who is serving a life sentence for the second-degree murder of a fellow inmate at Folsom State prison in 1987,  is the first named inmate in a class-action lawsuit over solitary confinement at Pelican Bay State Prison.(California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation via AP)

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