Seven Days in Solitary [3/9/14]

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. ‚Äʬ†Gawker published a letter from Ray Jasper, who is scheduled to be put to death by the state of Texas on March 19.¬† With regards to solitary confinement he […]

Children in Lockdown: Solitary Confinement of Teens in Adult Prisons

While there¬†are no concrete numbers, it’s safe to say that hundreds, if not thousands of children are¬†in solitary confinement in¬†the United States–some in¬†juvenile detention facilities, and some in adult prisons. Short bouts of solitary confinement are even¬†viewed as a legitimate form of punishment in some American schools.¬†¬†In this first post on the subject, we address¬†teenagers¬†in […]