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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.
James Burns
12.14.16
Stuff

The Peculiar Case of a Modern-Day Hermit

Does solitude destroy the human psyche, or does it allow us to see the world clearly?
Paul Willis
11.26.15
America Incarcerated

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.
Lauren Lee White
10.1.15
Stuff

Extreme Porn, Xtreme Wrestling and Solitary Confinement: The Life and Times of Rob Black

I spoke to Black – a man who was criticised for his depictions of simulated rape, before ultimately being jailed for them – about what he's up to these days.
Daniel Dylan Wray
12.1.14
News

American Liberals Won’t Let the Death Penalty Die

It might take a Conservative to end capital punishment.
Charles Davis
9.1.14
News

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.
Charlotte Silver
6.19.14
News

The Alleged Teenaged Terrorist Who's Been in Solitary Confinement for Two Years

Aakash Dalal's parents say their son is being mistreated by the courts.
Gina Tron
4.8.14
News

Prisoner Sent to Solitary for Having "Copious Amounts of Anarchist Publications"

An Illinois inmate's beliefs are "a serious threat" according to prison documents.
Will Potter
10.19.13
News

Omar Khadr: War Criminal, Child Soldier... or Neither?

After 11 years of imprisonment, the accused terrorist is finally getting his day in court.
Heather Marsh
9.26.13
Pen Pals

Starve Yourself Free

Hunger striking sucks, but It's the only protest method prisoners have left.
Bert Burykill
9.9.13
Pen Pals

Down in the Hole

The cops definitely use the box as a tool, and it’s been seriously overused.
Bert Burykill
2.28.13
News

The Swedes Have the Pirate Bay's Co-Founder in Solitary Confinement

We tried to reach Gottfrid Svartholm with cellphone Morse code but failed, so we spoke to his mum instead.
Patrick McGuire
10.30.12