Solitary confinement

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After 40 years in solitary confinement, activist Albert Woodfox tells his story of survival
The former Black Panther and member of the Angola 3 reflects on how he turned his cell from a place of confinement to a space for personal growth

Albert Woodfox

04, Mar, 2019 @11:00 AM

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More than 4,000 mentally ill inmates held in solitary in US – report
A Yale law school survey found that prisoners with mental health problems are kept in isolation for at least 22 hours a day

Ed Pilkington in New York

10, Oct, 2018 @1:00 PM

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Segregation of young offenders rising in institutions, says report
Children’s commissioner also finds length of time people are locked up alone has doubled

Jamie Grierson Home affairs correspondent

10, Oct, 2018 @9:20 AM

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Activists say woman put in solitary after reporting assault by detention guard
Protests held at detention center in Texas where immigrant rights group alleges woman was pressured to withdraw her complaint

Tom Dart in Houston

15, Feb, 2018 @7:54 PM

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British woman jailed in Iran released from solitary confinement
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, sentenced on secret charges in September, is now being held with other women at Tehran’s Evin prison

Damien Gayle

02, Jan, 2017 @1:38 PM

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Albert Woodfox: ‘I choose to use my anger as a means for changing things’
Albert Woodfox spent 43 years in solitary confinement as one of the ‘Angola Three’. Finally released in February this year, here he talks about survival

Rowan Moore

24, Oct, 2016 @1:49 AM

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Chelsea Manning emerges from solitary confinement after suicide attempt
‘I’m OK,’ Manning tweeted, ending several days without communication while in solitary as punishment for having tried to take her own life in military prison

Ed Pilkington in New York

12, Oct, 2016 @5:49 PM

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Don't punish Chelsea Manning – release her | Trevor Timm
The incarcerated whistleblower is on a hunger strike to protest her treatment. It’s time to heed her pleas for help

Trevor Timm

13, Sep, 2016 @4:10 PM

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Former Black Panther wins settlement and reprieve from solitary confinement
The $99,000 settlement could make it more difficult for Pennsylvania to argue against the release from solitary of prisoners who have been held even longer

12, Jul, 2016 @11:00 AM

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Obama administration urges states to curb use of solitary confinement
US president has introduced federal-level reforms, but without getting states to do likewise their impact will be minimal

Ed Pilkington in New York

28, Apr, 2016 @11:00 AM

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UK's most vulnerable and dangerous inmates live side by side in solitary
British practice differs from elsewhere in EU in using segregation to isolate prisoners at risk of self-harm or harm from others

Alan Travis

27, Apr, 2016 @9:55 AM

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6×9: A virtual experience of solitary confinement
What’s it like to spend 23 hours a day in a cell measuring 6x9 feet for days, weeks, months or even years? 6x9 is the Guardian’s first virtual reality experience, placing you inside a US solitary confinement prison cell, and telling the a story of the psychological damage that can ensue from isolation.

Francesca PanettaLindsay PoultonAndrew Mason

27, Apr, 2016 @8:36 AM

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