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Solitary Confinement Torture

Court Temporarily Blocks Release Of 'Angola 3' Inmate

Associated Press | CAIN BURDEAU & BRIAN SLODYSKO | Posted 06.09.2015 | Crime

ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) — A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked the release of Albert Woodfox, the last of the Louisiana inmates dubbed...

Matt Sledge

'Angola 3' Inspire Solitary Confinement Bill

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics

Albert Woodfox has spent the last 41 years in solitary confinement at the Louisiana State Penitentiary. Documentaries, Amnesty International and Desmo...

WATCH: 410 Days In Solitary Confinement: 'I Completely Lost My Sanity'

HuffPost Live | Gina Carey | Posted 04.28.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

The new PBS Frontline documentary "Solitary Nation" delves into the stark realities and consequences of solitary confinement in the U.S. prison system...

Are We Torturing The Mentally Ill?

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | Posted 04.23.2014 | Crime

Our jails and prisons are filled with mentally ill inmates and many of them are kept in solitary confinement, a form of punishment that some criminal ...

Robin Wilkey

'My Brother Has Seen The Sunlight Four Times In 28 Years'

HuffingtonPost.com | Robin Wilkey | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO -- Sitawa Nantambu Jamaa Dewberry has seen real sunlight only four times in the last 28 years. Dewberry, an inmate at Pelican Bay Sta...

Solitary Confinement Is Torture, Say Protesters

Los Angeles Daily News | Dashiell Young-Saver | Posted 09.08.2013 | Los Angeles

A crowd of about 75 people on Monday rallied downtown outside of the Ronald Reagan State Building to kick off the start of a hunger strike in state pr...

Bloomberg View Comes Out Against 'Inhumane' Solitary Confinement

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

The editors of Bloomberg View, the opinion arm of Bloomberg News, came out against solitary confinement in an editorial on Thursday that said the use ...

John Rudolf

'Silently Screaming 24 Hours A Day': Report Slams Calif. Solitary Confinement

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 09.27.2012 | Crime

California's extensive use of solitary confinement in two state prisons subjects thousands of inmates to "cruel and degrading" conditions and amounts ...

John Rudolf

California Prisoners Sue To End 'Torture' of Long-Term Solitary Confinement

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 05.31.2012 | San Francisco

The prolonged use of solitary confinement at a high-security prison in California "strips prisoners of their basic humanity" and amounts to illegal to...