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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.
Why Solitary Confinement in America Needs to Finally End
Now that solitary is on the national radar, systemic problems with "the hole" are being laid bare for all to see.
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This Woman Led the Latin Kings and Lived 'Orange Is the New Black'
We spoke with Beatrice Codianni, a former inmate turned criminal justice advocate, about the realities of motherhood in prison, the show, and what Piper Kerman was like in jail.
How Solitary Confinement Can Drive Inmates to Suicidal Thoughts
"Some people think that solitary confinement is basically just spending some alone time," one former prisoner says. "It's not. It's like being buried alive."
How California's Prisons Are Making It Harder for Inmates to Organize and Protest
A whole bunch of prison newsletters are about to be declared "obscene" and banned.