Seven Days in Solitary [7/14/13]

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. ÔÇó ┬áAccording to the┬átally┬ákept by┬áThe┬áMiami Herald, 81 of the 166 men held captive at Guantanamo are now hunger-striking, with 45 being force-fed and three hospitalized. The New York Times┬áreports┬áthat, […]

The Solitary Connection: Was Clements Suspect Affected by Years in Prison Isolation?

Solitary confinement may be at the heart of a┬átragic irony in the death of Tom Clements.┬áThe reform-minded Colorado prisons chief had expressed concern about the dangerous damage caused by prolonged prison isolation, and the risks of releasing prisoners directly from solitary onto the streets. Now, emerging evidence suggests┬áthat the main suspect in Clements’ murder, who […]