A Month in Solitary [8/31/13]

The following roundup features noteworthy news, reports and opinions on solitary confinement from the past month that have not been covered in other Solitary Watch posts. ‚ÄĘ According to the¬†tally¬†kept by¬†the¬†Miami Herald, 35 of the 166 men held captive at Guantanamo are engaged in a hunger strike, with 32 being force-fed and one hospitalized. Most […]

30 Days of Hunger Striking, California Prisons Chief Insists It's "Gang Power Play"

As of Monday, there were 415 California prisoners in seven facilities on hunger strike. Of them, 244 have been on hunger strike since July 8th, making this hunger strike the longest of the three statewide hunger strikes that California prisoners have launched demanding the “Five Core Demands.” California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) spokesperson […]

Hundreds Still on Hunger Strike in California Prisons As Situation Becomes Increasingly Dire

Nearly one year ago, J. Heshima Denham, who is being held in solitary confinement at¬†Corcoran State Prison’s Security Housing Unit,¬†told Solitary Watch: “The reality is there is a significant number of us for whom death holds no real fear, in fact, in some ways‚ÄĒas an alternative to another few decades of this‚ÄĒit holds some appeal. […]

Seven Days in Solitary [7/28/13]

The following roundup features noteworthy news, reports and opinions on solitary confinement from the past week that have not been covered in other Solitary Watch posts. ‚ÄĘ ¬†According to the¬†tally¬†kept by¬†The¬†Miami Herald, 68 of the 166 men held captive at Guantanamo are hunger-striking, with 44 being force-fed and three hospitalized. The Guardian reports¬†on the Senate’s […]

Seven Days in Solitary [7/21/13]

The following roundup features noteworthy news, reports and opinions on solitary confinement from the past week that have not been covered in other Solitary Watch posts. ‚ÄĘ ¬†According to the¬†tally¬†kept by¬†The¬†Miami Herald, 70 of the 166 men held captive at Guantanamo are hunger-striking, with 46 being force-fed and three hospitalized. Al Jazeera reports that¬†the parole […]