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Colorado Prisons Warehousing Mentally Ill Inmates in Solitary Confinement

from BuzzFeed

Former Prison Officials Join Challenge Of Solitary Confinement For Death-Row Inmates

Va. Attorney General Mark Herring files brief opposing same-sex marriage ban - 'Herring made the same point. “Loving teaches that the Fourteenth Amendment protects the fundamental right to marry even if the way in which it is practiced would have surprised the framers or made them uncomfortable,” he wrote.'

from Bloomberg View

The Inhumane Practice of Solitary Confinement

April 12 (Bloomberg) -- The use of solitary confinement in

from The Huffington Post

D.C. Church Installs Solitary Confinement Cell Replica For Lenten Reflection

On Sunday, March 22, St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C., debuted a full-size replica of a typical prison Special Housing Unit (SHU), or solitary confinement cell. The church’s senior warden, Liane Rozzell, said the goal of the project is to encourage visitors to reflect on what they see and take action to push for an end to solitary confinement.

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Corrections is quietly preparing to make significant changes to its rules governing inmate discipline, amid heightened discomfort over the state’s use of solitary confinement.

What solitary confinement does to the brain – Shruti Ravindran – Aeon

Inmate Ian Whitson is serving an indefinite period in solitary confinement (courtesy Daletha Hayden)

Stories of survival in solitary have a message for the prison system

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