Now available is the first of a series of fact sheets on various aspects of solitary confinement in U.S. prisons and jails. The two-page fact sheet is available as a PDF at the following link:
This fact sheet, which references research on how solitary confinement affects the mental health of prisoners with and without underlying mental illness, was written by Sal Rodriguez, who is working with Solitary Watch this summer as a reporter/researcher. Sal is a student at Reed College and has completed internships with the Drug Policy Alliance and the Partnership for Safety and Justice. Watch for more fact sheets from Sal as the summer continues!