Overcrowding in prisons leads to doubling up inmates in solitary confinement, regardless of their homicidal intentions or mental health.
Tag: solitary confinement
On the psychological damage punitive isolation inflicts upon Guantánamo and American prisoners alike.
An investigation into the practice of putting teenagers in solitary confinement.
How four prisoners in solitary confinement launched the largest hunger strike in American history.
The author on his 25 years in solitary confinement.
“For hours, days, I fixated on the patch of sunlight cast against my wall through those barred and grated windows. When, after five weeks, my knees buckled and I fell to the ground utterly broken, sobbing and rocking to the beat of my heart, it was the patch of sunlight that brought me back.”
On solitary confinement:
"Two or three hundred years from now people will look back on this lockdown mania like we look back on the burning of witches."