In December 2016, James Burns, a filmmaker and frequent collaborator with VICE, voluntarily went into solitary confinement in Arizona's La Paz County Jail where he stayed for 30 days. While inside, VICE documented his time there via a 24/7 live stream.
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.
How It Feels to Spend 30 Days in Solitary Confinement
VICE producer James Burns gives us some insight on what it's like to be locked up in a cell for 30 days.
Solitary Confinement Is Even Worse for Disabled People
An always-brutal experience can be even worse for people with disabilities.
Solitary Confinement Project: The Last Four Hours
We document the last four hours of VICE producer James Burns' stay in Solitary Confinement.
Is This the End of Solitary Confinement?
A look at the future of this damaging practice.
The Reality of Solitary Confinement
On 'Daily VICE,' we dive into whether the practice of solitary confinement helps or hurts inmates.
Why a VICE Producer Is Livestreaming His Own Solitary Confinement
VICE Producer James Burns is streaming 30 days of life in solitary confinement.
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.
Solitary Confinement Project: 30 Days of Voluntary Isolation
See what happens when VICE producer James Burns gets locked up for a month.