Solitary Confinement Increases Risk Of Premature Death After Release

By Andrea Fenster, Prison Policy Initiative. -

A recently published study of people released from North Carolina prisons confirms what many have long suspected: solitary confinement increases the risk of premature death, even after release. [...]

Witness Against Torture Prison Hunger Strike

By Witness Against Torture. -

Shine’s hunger strike is now in its second week and the next few days of pressure are critical!  So WAT family: Contact Shane Tharrington and demand Shine's (Joseph Stewart #0802041) release [...]

They Survived Solitary Confinement. Now They’re Fighting To End It.

By Victoria Law, -

For nine and a half months, Lydia Thornton was locked into her cell nearly 24 hours a day. All of her meals were slid through a slot in the cell’s steel door. She was allowed outside to shower [...]

I Spent 16 Months In Solitary Confinement And Now I’m Fighting To End It

By Kiana Calloway, -

I was just 17 years old when I was sent to solitary confinement in “Camp J,” one of the most severe lockdown units at one of America’s most brutal prisons, the Louisiana State Penitentiary at [...]

Stop Holding Chelsea Manning In Solitary Confinement

By Staff, Chelsea Resists -

Chelsea Manning has been incarcerated for more than two weeks, since March 8. The lack of media coverage of her case is important to note since her questioning is about Freedom of the Press in [...]

Marty Gottesfeld: Another Whistleblower In Solitary Confinement

By John Kiriakou, -

Last year I wrote about a whistleblower from New England who took direct action to save a child’s life and who paid for it with his freedom.  Marty Gottesfeld is now serving 10 years in prison [...]

Prisoners Met With Legislators On Reform, Put In Solitary

By Staff, -

By Staff of Solitary Watch - Three men incarcerated in Massachusetts who were working with a prison reform caucus of state legislators have been thrown in solitary confinement, in an apparent [...]

Slowly Abolishing Solitary Confinement For Children

By Bernardine Dohrn, -

By Bernardine Dohrn for Leiden Law Blog - Children are still being held in isolation in detention and correctional facilities across the United States. Children can be found curled up on cement [...]

Let’s End Torture In U.S. Prisons

By John Kiriakou, -

By John Kiriakou for Other Worlds - A prisoner is kept in a small cell — usually 6 feet by 10 — alone, for 23 hours a day. For one hour a day, he or she may be taken into a small cage outside, [...]

Newsletter: Defeating The Oligarchs

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers. People in the US are taught that the way to create change is through voting. But in reality, voting in the US is very limited and ineffective. In an article, [...]

What Drove Changes To Policy On Solitary Confinement?

By Sharmini Peries, -

By Sharmini Peries for The Real News - Alan Mills of Uptown People's Law Center and Bernadette Rabuy of Prison Policy Initiative say lawsuits, psychological studies, and persistent grassroots [...]

Obama Bans Solitary Confinement For Juveniles

By Brendan O'Connor, -

By Brendan O'Connor for Gawker - Writing in the Washington Post, President Obama has announced a ban on the use of solitary confinement for juveniles and as a punishment for low-level [...]

New York Reforms But Does Not End Solitary Confinement

By Christopher Mathias, -

By Christopher Mathias for The Huffington Post - Tonja Fenton spent 270 consecutive days in a 6-by-10-foot cell, alone for 23 hours a day. She was there for three infractions of prison rules: [...]

Update From Menard Prison Hunger Strike

By Alice and Staughton Lynd, -

By Alice and Staughton Lynd for Popular Resistance. Menard, IL - On September 23, 2015, at least 19 (and possibly as many as 22) men in Administrative Detention at the Menard Correctional Center [...]

Advocates Rally To Keep Solitary Confinement In Spotlight

By David Howard King, -

By David Howard King in Gotham Gazette - Last November he United Nations committee on torture found that the United States was not in compliance with its Convention Against Torture and Other [...]

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