solitary confinement

Criminal Justice

Solitary Confinement Kills Indigenous Men Like Me

We're isolated more than non-Indigenous prisoners, and it’s adding to a history of trauma.
Ryan Beardy
solitary confinement

How Solitary Confinement Haunts Me, Five Years After My Release

After getting busted for heroin, I spent a brief amount of time in solitary confinement. It changed my life forever.
Keri Blakinger
Criminal Justice

Will America Stop Putting Kids in Solitary Confinement?

Long-term isolation is rapidly losing ground as an accepted practice in the world of juvenile corrections. But for youth advocates, ending solitary will take more work.
Eli Hager

Solitary Confinement Is Even Worse for Disabled People

An always-brutal experience can be even worse for people with disabilities.
Rebecca McCray

Why I'm Voluntarily Going into Solitary Confinement

Starting today, I plan to voluntarily spend 30 days in solitary confinement in the La Paz County Jail in Parker, Arizona. It won't be my first time in the hole, though.
James Burns

Why Canada’s Prisons Abuse Solitary Confinement

Last year, roughly 1,200 Canadians were placed in solitary confinement for more than 15 days.
Geraldine Malone
The VICE Guide to Right Now

New York City Is Finally Done Sending Teens to Solitary

Punitive segregation—a.k.a. solitary confinement—is history for all inmates 21 or younger in America's largest city.
River Donaghey

The VICE Morning Bulletin

North Carolina declares a state of emergency after the second night of protests, Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan pledge to cure all diseases by 2100, the cast of 'The West Wing' will campaign for Clinton in Ohio, and more.
VICE Staff

The Woman Who Turned 410 Days of Solitary in Iran into a Play

Sarah Shourd did 410 days in solitary after famously getting arrested hiking in Iran. But putting total isolation on the stage wasn't easy.
Aviva Stahl

After Two Years in Solitary, This Mother’s Healing Has Just Begun

"I'm talking to you and I'm alive, but physically, spiritually, mentally—I died."
Spencer Woodman
The VICE Guide to Right Now

New York Just Struck a Deal to Rein in Solitary Confinement in State Prisons

4,000 inmates are currently housed in six-by-ten-foot cells for 23 hours a day. A $62 million settlement and promised reforms should begin to change that.
River Donaghey

The Peculiar Case of a Modern-Day Hermit

Does solitude destroy the human psyche, or does it allow us to see the world clearly?
Paul Willis