Solitary Watch Watches National Geographic's Experiment in Solitary Confinement

As we wrote earlier, it’s hard to say whether the National Geographic Channel’s treatment of solitary confinement will do more harm than good. In addition to an upcoming episode of “Explorer” on the subject, the NG Channel is hosting an “experiment” that promises to provide a “live window into the solitary experience“: Three subjects spend a week in faux lockdown cells […]

Solitary Confinement: Coming Live to a Computer Near You

In what its hosts promise will be a “Live Window Into the Solitary Confinement Experience,” three “everyman volunteers” will place themselves in model solitary confinement cells, where the public can watch them on live streaming video. This “experience,” which begins today at 8 a.m., is taking place in conjunction with the upcoming broadcast of “Explorer: Solitary Confinement,” an episode […]

Become a Solitary Watcher

Now that Solitary Watch has gone public on search engines, listservs, and the like, we invite the community of readers to help us with this collaborative (and thusfar, all-volunteer) endeavor. Here is what you can do to participate in this effort to bring the issue of solitary confinement in the United States out of the shadows and into the public […]