by Carimah Townes Posted on May 5, 2015
More than two years after a class action lawsuit was filed against the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice (IDJJ), the solitary confinement of juveniles has finally been banned.
by Carimah Townes Posted on April 3, 2015
Health care workers experience a conflict of interest at one of the most notorious jails in the country. But are they the problem?
by Kay Steiger Posted on March 28, 2015
A detention center in Baltimore has been illegally holding teens in solitary confinement, a Department of Justice report found.
by Carimah Townes Posted on March 18, 2015
"There’s something fundamentally disturbing about denying the encounter with another human being – to deny someone all meaningful interaction."
by Carimah Townes Posted on March 12, 2015
A "major setback," according to the ACLU.
by Kira Lerner Posted on February 13, 2015
Inmates who update Facebook frequently are spending more time in isolation than those who commit violent offenses like murder behind bars.
by Sam P.K. Collins Posted on January 7, 2015
Pennsylvania's Department of Corrections will phase out solitary confinement for mentally ill inmates by mid-2016.
by Nicole Flatow Posted on August 5, 2014
A federal prosecutor called Rikers Island "a corrections crucible that seems more inspired by Lord of the Flies than any philosophy of human detention."
by Christie Thompson Posted on April 25, 2014
Muslim and politically active inmates are being locked away in secretive units where they are cut off from nearly all contact with family and friends.