Seven Days in Solitary [3/22/2015]

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†ThinkProgress published an article about one unexpected reason why¬†Republican support for prison reform is increasing. ‚ÄúConservatives are increasingly joining the fight to end solitary confinement on the basis that […]

Seven Days in Solitary [7/28/13]

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. ‚ÄĘ ¬†According to the¬†tally¬†kept by¬†The¬†Miami Herald, 68 of the 166 men held captive at Guantanamo are hunger-striking, with 44 being force-fed and three hospitalized. The Guardian reports¬†on the Senate’s […]

Voices from Solitary: Life on Level 3, Texas Death Row

In many prisons, there are different “levels” of solitary confinement,¬†with differences in their living conditions, degree of isolation, and the¬†handful of¬†“privileges”–visits, phone calls, personal hygenine products and reading materials, and in some cases even blankets–afforded to prisoners there. At Lousiana’s Angola prison, for example, there are three levels of solitary confinement: The¬†long-term solitary¬†isolation unit¬†is called […]