Solitary Confinement Leads to Suffering and Suicide in Pennsylvania's Prisons

The latest issue of The Nation includes an excellent article by Matt Stroud, about the common practice in Pennsylvania of placing  prisoners with serious mental illness in solitary confinement–where, unsurprisingly, they sometimes resort to suicide. The article begins: By the time John McClellan Jr. was found dead inside Pennsylvania’s State Correctional Institution (SCI) at Cresson last […]