Bureau of Prisons Acts to Cut Back on Solitary Confinement

By Christopher Zoukis While prison systems and corrections officer unions are often reluctant to discuss the ills of solitary confinement, following pressure from various advocacy groups and even President Obama’s stated policy goals of reducing such restrictive confinement, the Bureau of Prisons (BOP) has recently released information detailing just how common the practice of solitary […]

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Safety and Segregation: The uneasy relationship between violence and solitary confinement

A bizarre development out of New York has prisoners’ and human rights activists scratching their heads this week. It’s best summed up by The Nation’s headline for an article discussing the matter: “Rikers is Reforming Solitary Confinement—With More Solitary Confinement?”  There’s little question as to Rikers infamy as a penal institution. Despite decreasing the number […]

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