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James Burns Chose to Go Back Into Solitary Confinement for 30 Days, and He Livestreamed His Experience to Show the World Its Cruelty

James Burns suffered through solitary confinement as a young man. He went back between the walls to push for its abolition.For the last 30 days, I …

ACLU

How Albert Woodfox Survived Solitary

As one of the Angola 3, he was in isolation longer than any other American. Then he came home to face his future.<p>Last summer, five months after being released from prison, Albert Woodfox went to Harlem. It was there, in 1969, during his last week of freedom, that he met members of the Black Panther …

Black Panther

Last Of 'Angola 3' Released After More Than 40 Years In Solitary Confinement

Albert Woodfox, who has been held in solitary confinement for more than 40 years, walked out of a Louisiana prison early this afternoon.<p>This comes after he pleaded no contest on Friday to manslaughter charges in the death of prison guard Brent Miller in 1972.<p>Woodfox was the last behind bars of …

Black Panther

Last 'Angola 3' prisoner freed, after decades in solitary confinement

Albert Woodfox, the final member of the "Angola 3" who supporters say spent more time in solitary confinement than any prisoner in U.S. history, was freed in Louisiana on Friday after spending more than four decades in isolation.<p>In a plea deal Friday that secured his freedom, Woodfox pleaded no …

Solitary confinement takes lasting toll on mental health

President Obama's decision to ban the use of solitary confinement for juveniles and low-level offenders in federal prisons shines a spotlight on the …

Pres. Obama Bans Solitary Confinement for Juveniles in Federal Prisons

en_US<p>article<p>President Obama announced on Monday in an op-ed of the Washington Post that he was banning solitary confinement for juveniles in Federal …

Rikers Island

James Ridgeway’s Solitary Reporting

Prison officials rarely allow journalists to walk through their prisons, and even rarer is the warden who lets a reporter into his solitary-confinement unit. The voices of the men and women confined inside these prisons-within-a-prison are often the last ones that any prison administrator wants …

Redoing Solitary Confinement

en_US<p>article<p>The National Prisons Group, a penal oversight organization, is recommending changes for national accreditation standards for solitary …

Mental Disorders

Thousands Sit In Solitary Confinement For An Average Of Four Years In Texas: Report

The state of Texas holds more than 6,000 people in solitary confinement and they stay in isolation for an average of four years, according to a new report.<p>The American Civil Liberties Union and the Texas Civil Rights Project released the report this week. The groups also found that Texas "locks …

Women in Solitary Confinement

(Image: Silhouette glass via Shutterstock)<p>Victoria Woodrich had had enough. On November 11, 2014, six weeks before her 36th birthday, she tied a sock …

Mental Health