Seven Days in Solitary [6/23/13]

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,¬†104 of the 166 men held captive at Guantanamo are now on hunger strike, with 44 being force-fed and one hospitalized.¬†The New York Times¬†reports¬†that […]

ACLU Calls on U.N. Human Rights Official to Stop Teen's Torture in Montana Prison

A teenager in solitary confinement at Montana State Prison has been subject to such brutal treatment that the¬†American Civil Liberties Union today called upon¬†a U.N. expert on torture to intervene on his behalf. “The conditions of Robert’s confinement are so appalling that they flout universally recognized human rights standards,¬†including his absolute right to be free […]