Washington Prisoner Subjected to Solitary Confinement for "Involuntary Protection"

A recent News Tribune article highlighted the relatively limited use of solitary confinement in Washington state. Only 2.7 percent of the state’s 17,800 inmates, or about 400, are currently held at the maximum custody level. According to Washington Department of Corrections policy, those placed in the Intensive Management Unit (IMU) are there for either being disruptive to […]

Celebrities in Solitary: Lindsay Lohan Goes to Lockdown

Get ready. We are likely to hear more from the press about solitary confinement in the next month than we have in the last year. That’s because when Lindsay Lohan surrenders herself for her 90-day prison term, she reportedly will be housed in isolation in Lynwood, California’s Century Regional Detention Facility (CRDF). “Gawker” says that Lohan “will be kept […]