A federal judge in Baton Rouge has called for the unconditional release of Albert Woodfox, the only remaining imprisoned member of the Angola 3. Woodfox, 68, was placed solitary confinement at Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola and other state facilities for more...
It’s practically torture and we’re doing it to our youth? Every day across the country, young people (as young as 13) are held in solitary confinement with almost no human contact for days or months at a time. Solitary can amount to torture, and the consequences can be devastating fo...
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The Department of Justice estimates that about 80,000 prisoners are in solitary confinement. Some have been held in isolation for decades. Former Black Panther Albert Woodfox has been in solitary for over 40 years. While Woodfox could be released as early as today, we look at a new investigation by The Marshall Project and NPR that reveals prisons are sending thousands of people directly from solitary confinement back into their communities with almost no help or preparation. Many wind up homele
Suicides among prisoners in solitary confinement have hit their highest level since 2004/5, with Britain’s prison watchdog warning jails to stop using “18th-century” punishments on convicts deemed disorderly or a danger to fellow inmates.
Danny Murillo is one of thousands of formerly incarcerated persons struggling to re-enter society. How does someone like Murillo, who statistically should be back behind bars, end up at a place like UC Berkeley?Read More…
(RNS) “Once you’ve stood inside the cell and heard the sounds of an actual solitary confinement unit echoing in your very being, it becomes very hard to forget or to ignore,” said the Rev. Kate Edwards, a Zen Buddhist in Madison, Wis.
Every day, in jails and prisons across the United States, young people under the age of 18 are held in solitary confinement. They spend 22 or more hours each day alone, usually in a small cell behind a solid steel door, completely isolated both physically and socially, often for days, weeks, or even months on end. Sometimes there is a window allowing natural light to enter or a view of the world outside cell walls. Sometimes it is possible to communicate by yelling to other inmates, with voices distorted, reverberating against concrete and metal.
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