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. • 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 […]