Voices from Solitary: 13.5 Square Feet

Menard Correctional Center is the largest maximum security prison in the state of Illinois. AĀ December 2011Ā report by the John Howard Association, a prison watchdog group, depicts MenardĀ as decrepit, overcrowded, violent, and subject to frequent lockdowns. In theĀ Segregation Unit, two men are housed, often in continuous 24-hour-a-day confinement, in cells designed for one person. The cells […]