Seven Days in Solitary [4/27/14]

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 A Colorado bill that would prohibit the state from placing people with mental illness in solitary confinement is one step closer to becoming law.¬† On Friday, the bill […]

Children Sentenced to Die in Prison

In the process of researching a post on children in lockdown, we¬†read several recent reports on children¬†sentenced to life without the possibility of¬†parole (LWOP). The topic warrants a post of its own, especially since the practice is currently under review by the¬†Supreme Court of the United States. According to¬†the web site for¬†2007 PBS “Frontline” documentary¬†When […]