Seven Days in Solitary [5/4/14]

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 Colorado has passed a bill limiting the use of solitary confinement. ¬†Under the new legislation, individuals held in isolation will have their case reviewed every 90 days. The […]

Beyond Guant√°namo, There's Long-Term Solitary Confinement in U.S. Prisons

While it never uses the term “solitary confinement,” the front-page story in yesterday’s New York Times titled “Beyond Guant√°namo, a Web of Prisons for Terrorism Inmates” is in effect a survey of long-term solitary at the federal level. The article describes “an archipelago of federal prisons that stretches across the country, hidden away on back […]

Report from Panel Discussion on Prison Isolation Units

Solitary Watch was among the many¬†co-sponsors of a public¬†panel discussion on “Isolation Units within U.S. Prisons,” organized and hosted by the Center for Constitutional Rights, which was held in San Francisco on April 5.¬†The following report on the event comes from David Id, a reporter and editor for¬†¬†San Francisco Bay Area Indymedia. You can listen […]

Isolation Units Within U.S. Prisons: CCR Panel Discussion in San Francisco

¬†The Center for Constitutional Rights will host a panel discussion next Tuesday in San Francisco on the subject of solitary confinement in U.S. prisons. It’s free and open to the public, and Solitary Watch is a co-sponsor. Panelists include Dr. Terry Kupers, a leading expert on the psychological effects of solitary, whose¬†writing has appeared here […]