From 'The Alcatraz of the Rockies' to the Streets

The U.S. sends “the worst of the worst” to ADX Florence. This is what happens when they get out.


Four Reasons You Should Embrace Being an Introvert

Take a seat, extroverts.


The Unreal Horror of Being Locked in Solitary Confinement When I Was 16

I felt like I aged ten years just by doing 20 days in there.


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.


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.


Solitary Confinement Is Even Worse for Disabled People

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


The Shocking, Painful Trauma of Being a Trans Prisoner in Solitary Confinement

Although the UN considers the practice torture, 85 percent of LGBT prisoners say they've been placed in solitary confinement, for months and often years. For inmates like Daisy Meadows, a trans woman incarcerated in a men's prison, isolation is used...


Mahdi Hashi Is Still Sitting in Solitary Confinement

By the time Hashi faces terrorism charges in a New York courtroom, he will have spent more than two years in extreme isolation.