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The Word: In Prison, We Face Epidemics of Isolation and Neglect on Top of COVID-19

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Long-Awaited Prison Census Shows More Than 75,000 People in Solitary Confinement

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New Solitary Watch Fact Sheet Series Launches with “Racism and Solitary Confinement”

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Voices from Solitary

Voices from Solitary: Holler with Haiku

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Seven Days in Solitary [6/8/22]

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UPDATE: Advocates Respond to New Executive Order, Urge Biden to Take Far Bolder Steps to End Federal Solitary Confinement

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Seven Days in Solitary [6/1/22]

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The Word: The “Voiceless” Do Have Voices. Are We Listening?

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New Executive Order Includes Solitary Confinement Reforms, but Falls Short of Biden’s Campaign Promise 

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Seven Days in Solitary [5/25/22]

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Voices from Solitary: Living on Deathwatch

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Seven Days in Solitary

Seven Days in Solitary [4/27/22]

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Voices from Solitary: An Open Letter from the Allegheny County Jail

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Incarcerated People of Color with Mental Illness Get Less Treatment and More Solitary Confinement

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Seven Days in Solitary [4/6/22]

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