"Captive." Artwork by Todd Hyung-Rae Tarselli.
13 Feb 2020

Even Brief Exposure To Solitary Confinement May Increase Risk Of Death After Prison

Even a few days in solitary confinement may increase a person’s risk of death after they are released from prison, new research suggests.

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Layleen Xtravaganza-Polanco. (Photo via family GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/f/layleen-cubilette-our-angel)
14 Jan 2020

How Layleen Xtravanganza-Polanco’s Case Impacted Organizing For Transgender Prisoners

Centering transgender prisoners can motivate reform within an abolitionist vision. But so-called solidarity has been used to legitimize incarceration, too.

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Chelsea Manning. Photo by joltcan on Flickr.
02 Apr 2019

Chelsea Manning’s Attorneys Challenge Prolonged Solitary Confinement, Demand Her Release From Jail

Chelsea Manning remains in conditions of prolonged solitary confinement, and her attorneys argue she should be released from jail pending her appeal.

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Whistleblower Chelsea Manning holds a rose in an advertisement for her campaign for Senate. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=52&v=RAXo1Y7AK_I
25 Mar 2019

Chelsea Manning Once Again In Solitary And Denied Due Process To Challenge Mistreatment

Chelsea Manning is once again detained in conditions of solitary confinement while United States authorities deny this reality to the press.

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Kinetik Justice-Amun. Photo by Free Alabama Movement
13 Mar 2019

Alabama Prison Officials Won’t Say Why Prison Strike Leader Is In Solitary Confinement

Alabama prisoner Robert Earl Council, who has faced retaliation for organizing incarcerated workers for years, is in isolation after he was transferred.

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Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.
01 Nov 2018

Government Accuses Former CIA Employee Of Using Contraband Phones To Leak From Prison

The US government accused a former CIA employee charged with leaking to WikiLeaks of “brazen disclosure of classified information” while incarcerated.

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Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.
31 Oct 2018

Former CIA Employee Accused Of Leaking To WikiLeaks Describes Inhumane Treatment In Detention

Josh Schulte, a former CIA employee accused of leaking “Vault 7” files to WikiLeaks, claims the Metropolitan Correctional Center has put him in solitary confinement.

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15 Sep 2017

Watchdog Finds Attica’s Mental Health Treatment Unit Is Haven For Abuse And Neglect

A new report from Disability Rights New York, the federal watchdog for people with disabilities in the state, found rampant abuse and neglect within the mental health treatment unit at the Attica Correctional Facility. Under state law, people with diagnosed serious mental illness, who face punitive solitary confinement in excess

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Akeem Browder, founder of Shut Down Rikers Island, speaks in front of a mural for his brother, Kalief Browder. Screenshot from YouTube user Peter Eliscu: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QndE6jOSU9g
11 May 2017

Beyond Prisons – Episode 5: Shut Down Rikers Island Feat. Akeem Browder

Brian and Kim speak with Akeem Browder, founder of the campaign to Shut Down Rikers Island and the Kalief Browder Foundation.

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Albert Woodfox of the Angola 3. Still from trailer of the documentary film, "Cruel And Unusual"
09 May 2017

‘Cruel And Unusual’ Director: The Story Of The ‘Angola 3’ Is Triumph Of Human Spirit

The Angola 3 spent more time in solitary confinement than any other incarcerated people in the U.S., and a documentary telling their story will soon be released.

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