special housing units
Inmates Say the Director of the Bureau of Prisons Lied About Solitary Confinement
Charles E. Samuels told Congress that prisoners aren't placed in solitary—a.k.a. "the hole"—but inmates VICE spoke to say that's flat-out untrue.
Seth Ferranti and Robert Rosso
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.
Down in the Hole
The cops definitely use the box as a tool, and it’s been seriously overused. In New York, the box is officially called a Special Housing Unit (SHU), and it is a serious tool to keep the inmates in check. I did very limited box time, and it scared the...