Oprah Winfrey was recently at Pelican Bay State Prison in California. She also visited the renowned Security Housing Unit (SHU) of the facility where tortures are alleged to be carried out.
Winfrey will be broadcasting her report on the SHU on 60 Minutes Sunday on October 22 by 7:30 p.m. ET and 7 p.m. PT.
Oprah Winfrey, Mike Wallace and Lesley Stahl among Others Had Reported On the SHU
Due to several allegations of torture at the SHU, the unit is referred to as Skeleton Bay. In spite of the infamous history of California prisons, the state is geared towards bringing reforms to its prisons.
One of major prison reforms is to restrict family visits to inmates and replace this with computer video screens. Advocates of prison visits say restricting family visits to inmates may cause them to develop mental instability.
Mike Wallace visited the SHU in 1993 and reported his findings on CBS’s 60 Minutes. Wallace reported on the unit when the California Department of Corrections praised Pelican Bay as the best prison facility in the country. Lesley Stahl was also there in 2005 and x-rayed his observations on 60 Minutes. Stahl analyzed how ferocious gangsters ran murderous enterprises on the outside from within their cells.
Oprah Winfrey on Shares Insight on 60 Minutes and Spoke about Her New Book
Just a couple of days back, Oprah Winfrey was on the CBS This Morning show. She gave insights into her coming 60 Minutes show and also spoke about her new book.
The title of the new book is “The Wisdom of Sundays: Life Changing Insights from Super Soul Conversations”.
Her appearance on CBS This Morning has wetted the appetite of viewers towards her coming 60 Minutes show.
Families and friends of inmates incarcerated at Pelican Bay State Prison also look forward to hearing what the billionaire media mogul has to say about prison conditions at the prison facility and at the infamous Security Housing Unit.