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Chronicles of a Caged Journalist: A Trial Without a Case

Yehia Ghanem | Posted 05.23.2016 | World
Yehia Ghanem

A suburb of Cairo, Egypt - March 2012 I turned around angrily and grabbed the police officer's arm, almost twisting it. There was no need to push me ...

Even Prison Officials Want To Curb Solitary Confinement

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | Posted 09.03.2015 | Crime

A group representing prison leaders around the country came out strongly Wednesday in favor of severely limiting or even ending the use of solitary co...

End All Youth Detention and Torture at Rikers Island Now

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.12.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Nobody of any age should be held in jail without a trial for three years. No child or adolescent should be held in an adult jail. Yet, a 16-year-old accused of stealing a backpack was kept in one of the most violent adult jails in the United States, Rikers Island in New York City, for three years without a trial. This was morally scandalous and inhumane. Even worse, he spent more than two years of that time in solitary confinement, locked up alone except to go to the shower, the recreation area, the visit room or the medical clinic. This was torture. The suicide of 22-year-old Kalief Browder on June 6, barely two years after his release and return home, was the final horror in his tragic and brutal journey into the depths of the adult criminal justice system in New York.

New Court Case Could Shape The Future Of Solitary

The New York Times | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

More than 200 inmates at Pelican Bay, California’s toughest prison, have spent over a decade locked in windowless 8-foot-by-12-foot cells for 22 hou...

Immigrants Suffer In Solitary Confinement | Posted 03.24.2013 | Politics

On any given day, about 300 immigrants are held in solitary confinement at the 50 largest detention facilities that make up the sprawling patchwork of...

'Worse Than Death': What It's Like To Spend 25 Years In Solitary Confinement

Solitary Watch | Posted 03.16.2013 | Crime

The following essay is by William Blake, who has been held in solitary confinement for nearly 26 years....

27 Years In Solitary: Time For Thought In Florence Supermax

CNN | Stephanie Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

(CNN) -- Tommy Silverstein has been held in solitary confinement for the past 27 years, longer than anyone else in the federal prison system, his lawy...