Teenagers that are being held or are sentenced to adult jails and prisons are generally placed in solitary confinement for their own protection. But Kevin DeMott ended up in solitary confinement when he was 13-years-old. Kevin DeMott...
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[caption id="attachment_131640" align="alignnone" width="614"] The NYCLU recreated a solitary confinement cell last year to show the close quarters in which some prisoners spend up to 23 hours a day. Credit: Alison Bowen[/caption] Former inmates and their family members are hoping that city officials will consider new rules for solitary confinement next week. The city Board...
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Russell Shoatz, 69, alleges that their policies had kept him in solitary confinement for 21 years, despite no recent history of misconduct.
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A Saskatchewan woman who was held in solitary confinement in B.C. for a total of 3½ years has issued an emotional plea to end the practice in Canada's prisons.
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Janet Napolitano, the homeland security secretary, said she would exam policies on solitary confinement after new data showed that some immigrants were held for lengthy periods.
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City Councilman Daniel Dromm is pushing for new regulations for the use of solitary confinement in city jails.The post Dromm pushes for new solitary confinement regulations appeared first on Metro.us.
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US man who was held in solitary confinement for two years without trial after being arrested for drunken driving wins one of the largest civil rights settlements in history.
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A federal civil rights investigation has concluded that a state prison in western Pennsylvania kept inmates with serious mental illness in solitary confinement for months or even years at a time.
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Nevada legislators joined other states Wednesday that are beginning to examine solitary confinement methods amid concerns it has lasting, adverse effects on inmates.
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A man who was left languishing in solitary confinement for two years after he was arrested for drink driving has won a $15.5m (£10.4m) payout after suing the prison in New Mexico.
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