solitary confinement


From 'The Alcatraz of the Rockies' to the Streets

The US sends "the worst of the worst" to ADX Florence. This is what happens when they get out.


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.


The VICE UK Morning News Bulletin

British prisons breaking the law, Trump's new undocumented migrant plan, the robots are taking over, and more.


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.


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.


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.


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."


The Peculiar Case of a Modern-Day Hermit

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


Deep Cover: What It Was Like Working as a Prison Guard at Sing Sing in the 1990s

Ted Conover discusses how little has changed in the 15 years since he infiltrated Sing Sing in order to write a book about the prison system.


What Happens When Inmates in Solitary Confinement Blow the Whistle on Their Abuse?

A group of inmates calling themselves the Dallas Six banded together and grew committed to bringing their prison's abusive conditions to light, even in the face of being confined there longer.


How to Repair the Criminal Justice System

We talked to leaders and activists spearheading prison reform to find out what we can do to fix our broken penal system.


How California Prison Inmates Fought to Change Solitary Confinement, and Won

After a prisoner hunger strike and a lawsuit, the authorities will no longer be able to throw inmates in solitary just for allegedly belonging to a gang.