Seven Days in Solitary [1/24/2016]

‚Äʬ†The Crime Report published a report from a two-day colloquium about the use of segregation that occurred last fall and involved corrections agencies, academic experts and advocates. The colloquium aimed to ‚Äúfurther a national consensus on ending the over-use of extreme isolation in prisons.‚ÄĚ ‚Äʬ†A Colorado statistician who accused state prison officials of manipulating statistics […]

If You Build It, They Will Come: Obama Commits to Gitmo North

The federal government confirmed on Thursday that it¬†plans to buy Thomson Correction Center. Obama has long envisioned the state prison in rural Illinois as a new home for the¬†detainees from the so-called war on terror who are currently¬†housed at Guantanamo¬†Bay.¬†But it is quite possible that no Gitmo¬†residents will ever live there.¬† According to Lynn Sweet’s […]