"Fatal Flaws" in the Colorado Solitary Confinement Study

Guest Post by Stuart Grassian, M.D. Editors’ Note: The Colorado Department of Corrections recently released the controversial results of a year-long, federally funded study conducted at the Colorado State Penitentiary, a supermax prison in Cañon City where more than 700 men are held in solitary confinement. Entitled “One Year Longitudinal Study of the Psychological Effects of Administrative Segregation,” […]

Controversial Colorado Study Shows Prisoners "Improve" in Solitary Confinement

When we visited Colorado recently, prisoner advocates were awaiting the results of a year-long, federally funded study on how solitary confinement affects mental health. The study was conducted in the Colorado State Penitentiary, a supermax prison where all 700+ inmates live in long-term isolation. CSP, which is located outside prison-laden Cañon City, was the subject of a recent National Geographic documentary […]

Solitary Watch to Be Featured at Torture Awareness Campaign

Solitary Watch is a participating organization in Amnesty International’s Torture Awareness Campaign, sponsored by John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York. The campaign has been putting on a month-long series of programs–you can click on the link provided here to get the full listing.  James Ridgeway will be part of a panel this Thursday on […]