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Maps: Solitary Confinement, State by State
An exclusive review of how state prisons use isolation to discipline inmates and weed out gang members.
In Solitary Confinement and On Death Row
The overwhelming majority of states house death row prisoners in solitary confinement, --with more than 3,000 prisoners in solitary in 35 states--subject to harsh conditions and an isolated existence due to their sentences not their prison...
One Thousand California Hunger Strikers At Two Weeks - Solitary Watch
Nearly one thousand California prisoners have been on hunger strike for two weeks.
Solitary Confinement is Topic for Humanities Institute
From www.nytimes.com - January 31, 2013
The nature of solitary confinement, from the maddening effects of isolation from those who have been there to creative ways to spend the time, was the subject of a program at N.Y.U.
Time-Lapse Video of Photographer's 24 Hours in Isolation
Richard Ross, a longtime chronicler of youth prisons, puts himself in his subjects' shoes for a day
Heavy U.S. reliance on solitary confinement an error that's "especially profound"
"We have to counter isolation with empathy. We have to counter isolation with community."http://t.co/H2UE8AGn
Voices from Solitary: Picturing Solitary Confinement
Herman Wallace, one of the Angola 3 has been in solitary confinement in Louisiana state prisons for 40 years. He is now 71 years old. Wallace drew his sparse cell, complete with measurements
Solitary Confinement: California's Nightmare - PrisonPath
According to the American Civil Liberties Union, approximately 80,000 people are kept in solitary confinement in the United States.
Solitary in Iran Nearly Broke Me. Then I Went Inside America's Prisons.
We throw thousands of men in the hole for the books they read, the company they keep, the beliefs they hold. Here's why.
Sarah Shourd: A Play About Solitary Confinement
From www.huffingtonpost.com - June 25, 2013
A grey, limitless ocean that stretches out in front and behind you--a colorless world with almost all the life drained out of it--an emptiness and loneliness so inescapable and all-encompassing it feels like it might erase you.
7 Surprising Items That Get Prisoners Thrown Into Solitary
From Christmas cards to newspaper clippings, California prison officials have cited just about everything as "evidence" of gang activity.
Prisons' solitary confinement policies to be subject of hearings
From www.latimes.com - September 3, 2013
SACRAMENTO — Lawmakers frustrated by a state prison hunger strike that has lasted for seven weeks said they would take on the debate over solitary confinement.
New limits announced on ICE's solitary confinement of immigrants
From www.aclu.org - September 7, 2013
Earlier this week, U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) released a new directive regulating the use of solitary confinement in immigration detention.
Voices from Solitary: Is It Normal to Think That?
From solitarywatch.com - November 17, 2014
This following piece was written by Scott Van Bergen, who is currently being held at Southport Correctional Facility, a supermax prison in Pine City, New York, where about 700 men are held in isola...
Why solitary confinement constitutes torture
From www.msnbc.com - November 17, 2014
George Ruiz is 72 years old. For the past 30 years, he has spent every day alone — locked in a cramped, windowless cell. And his story is not uncommon.
Kids in Solitary
A Mother's Plea: Stop Solitary Confinement of Children
In 2005, Vicky Gunderson’s 17-year-old son, Kirk, committed suicide while in solitary confinement in a Wisconsin jail. Here's her story:
Kids in solitary confinement: 'Cruel, harmful,' groups say
Young people are being held for long periods of time in solitary confinement in prisons and jails, a practice that should be eliminated, two advocacy groups said Wednesday.
US: Teens in Solitary Confinement | Human Rights Watch
Young people are held in solitary confinement in jails and prisons across the United States, often for weeks or months at a time, Human Rights Watch and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) said in a report rele...
US: Teens in Solitary Confinement
Youths Suffer Serious Harm From Weeks, Months in 'Lock Down 'http://www.hrw.org/news/2012/10/10/us-teens-solitary-confinement Young people are held in...
The US Is Locking Up Undocumented Kids With Adults
From 2008 to 2012, more than 1,300 children were detained in adult facilities—sometimes for more than a year.
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