solitary confinement

prisons

Nunavut denies access to prisoners in notorious jail

The Baffin Correctional Centre refused a VICE News request after a reporter passed “unauthorized material” to an inmate — a print out of an VICE News article about the jail.
Thomas Rohner
10.26.18
prisons

Liberals propose “entirely different” approach to solitary confinement in federal jails

It would increase access to rehab programs and meaningful human contact in Canadian prisons.
Steven Zhou
10.16.18
HUMAN RIGHTS

Prisoners held in solitary speak out about notorious Iqaluit jail

"I feel like an animal," said one. But the Nunavut government defends its use of segregation.
Thomas Rohner
9.28.18
HUMAN RIGHTS

Inmates of Iqaluit jail subjected to "shocking" lengths of solitary confinement

Experts say it amounts to cruel and unusual treatment — even torture.
Thomas Rohner
9.12.18
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
8.9.18
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
4.19.18
immigration

ICE just deported 25 Somalis who said they were physically and sexually abused in detention

The migrants, part of a group of 113 Africans set for deportation, boarded a plane in Texas on Thursday bound for South Sudan.
Josh Marcus
3.31.18
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
8.3.17
prisons

New report calls for Ontario to overhaul when it locks up prisoners in solitary

The report comes as Ontario announced the construction of two new large jails
Rachel Browne
5.4.17
crime

Solitary Confinement Is Even Worse for Disabled People

An always-brutal experience can be even worse for people with disabilities.
Rebecca McCray
1.12.17
Stuff

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
12.12.16
locked up

Canada's prison guards warn of jail 'crisis'

The Ontario government is under fire to fix the province’s prisons following disturbing revelations about overcrowding and the use of solitary confinement.
Tamara Khandaker
11.23.16
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