On Monday, President Obama announced an executive order banning solitary confinement for juvenile offenders.
On Wednesday, New York State correctional system announced an upcoming overhaul of their solitary confinement process. As one of the largest prison systems in America, this move could signal a trend for the rest of America, if shifts go according to plan.
USA Today’s Kevin Johnson has followed the lives of nine inmates who were all released from solitary confinement on the same day in 2002. All of the men were felons, Texans, and while all of them hoped to remain out of prison, none of them were given a transition period between “the box” and the street. Now, 13 years…
Chelsea Manning, a transgender US army soldier currently serving a 35-year-sentence for sharing government secrets with WikiLeaks, has been threatened with indefinite solitary confinement for several completely innocuous, scarily trumped-up “violations.”