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10 April 2020
Louisiana, United States
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues on, prisons are having to figure out ways to keep it from spreading across inmate populations. A popular response has been cell lockdowns, drawing criticism from advocacy organizatio...
The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia Media Network)
18 November 2019
Pennsylvania, United States
Following an ACLU-led civil-rights lawsuit, the Pennsylvania Department of Correction has implemented huge changes to the treatment of death row inmates. In prisons across the state, individuals who have been sentence...
19 August 2019
New York, New York, United States
Solitary confinement was once thought of as one of the only effective punishments for violent prison inmates. As more research surfaces showing the severe damage it does to mental health, the racial bias of those plac...
24 March 2019
Montgomery, Alabama, United States
The use of solitary confinement, or administrative segregation, in prisons is facing pushback across the country. In Alabama, a federal judge tasked the Department of Corrections to investigate how other states are re...
31 July 2018
North Dakota, United States
Prison officials in North Dakota have revamped solitary confinement, inspired in part by Norway's system, which focuses on “punishment that works.” There is much less focus on using isolation to punish small infractio...
5 April 2018
Sacramento, California, United States
Solitary Confinement on youth can be extremely emotionally damaging. The practice is also costly, and can lead to expensive lawsuits. Yet, a slew of states and youth detention centers are trying to reduce the time you...
18 April 2017
Warren, Maine, United States
Over 15 Minutes
Across the United States, the use of administrative segregation is being rethought and reduced, as study after study shows it’s link to higher rates of violence and recidivism. At Maine State Prison, over the course o...
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Dee J. Hall
12 June 2016
Colorado, United States
Over 3000 Words
Solitary confinement has long been shown to exacerbate mental health problems and is considered to be inhumane for long periods of time. Colorado is taking steps to reduce the amount of time prisoners spend in isolati...
29 April 2016
Huntsville, Texas, United States
Solitary confinement is a widespread practice in jails to protect marginalized populations and mentally ill as well as separate gang members from conspiring. However, the practice has widespread negative effects such ...
7 January 2016
Alger, Michigan, United States
Over 3000 Words
New programs aim to ease inmates out of years of solitary confinement by passing them through different "stages," each with different behavioral requirements and rewards. It's an approach that allows inmates to gradua...
10 March 2012
Mississippi, United States
A positive transformation in a Mississippi prison has become a focal point for a growing number of states rethinking the use of long-term isolation. Humanitarian groups have long argued that solitary confinement has d...
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