Solitary Confinement Is on the Rise in a Chicago Juvenile Detention Center
Many states have banned or severely limited solitary confinement for juveniles because of its negative impact on youth. But Chicago's Cook County detention system has gone in the other direction.
Sacramento's Quest to End Solitary Confinement for Kids
After settling a lawsuit for conscience-shocking behavior, a youth detention facility in Sacramento is setting the course to end punitive solitary confinement nationwide.
Federal Prisoners With Mental Illness May Spend Years in Solitary Confinement
A new report spotlights one case in which an inmate spent 19 years in a "Restrictive Housing Unit."
Are We Approaching the End of Solitary Confinement?
As a new class-action lawsuit out of California’s infamous Pelican Bay State Prison that may definitively determine the future of solitary in that state moves forward, more people are taking the position that the practice amounts to inhumane punishment.
16 Months in the Hole: Lessons From Solitary Confinement
A reformed drug dealer on the prisons of North Carolina.