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Teen Solitary Confinement: Does America Believe in the Redemption of Kids?

In an op-ed published on in The Washington Post, former President Barack Obama stated, “In America, we believe in redemption.” This begs the question: Does America believe in the redemption of kids? The question becomes imperative when you consider that the US has over 70,000 juveniles locked away in solitary confinement, according to the US Department Read More…

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Long-Term Solitary Confinement Is Now History in Colorado Prisons

Long-term solitary confinement is now a thing of the past in Colorado prisons. Such changes in cruel and unusual punishment practices are long overdue. Colorado Still Uses Short-Term Solitary Confinement This was revealed by officials of the Colorado Department of Corrections following a five-year effort for change. Rick Raemisch, executive director of the state’s department of Read More…

Prison Suicide: Richard Tavera pictured with two kids in a family photo.
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Facts to Consider: Why Is Suicide On the Rise Among Georgia Prison Inmates?

Why is there such a spike in suicide rates in Georgia prisons? And why are many inmates in solitary confinements killing themselves? Georgia Prison Suicides Surpasses National Average As at November 9th, 13 inmates in Georgian state prisons had committed suicide in 2017 alone. One of them was on death row and two others were Read More…

Inmate Robert Daidone committed suicide at the Maury Correctional Institution in North Carolina while in solitary confinement.
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North Carolina & California Prisons Hard Hit with Suicides in 2016

Robert Daidone, a prisoner at Maury Correctional Institution in North Carolina was found dead in his cell last Tuesday. The 28-year old makes the state’s 5th prison suicide this year alone. According to The Charlotte Observer, prison authorities are currently investigating Daidone’s death. Daidone was serving time in the Eastern NC DPS facility for various Read More…

Advocates are trying to get legislation passed that limits the amount of time an inmate can spend in solitary confinement. Wisconsin Department of Corrections solitary confinement cell.
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Activists Take 150-Mile Walk to End Solitary Confinement

On Saturday, dozens of peace activists ended a 150-mile walk to a Northwestern Illinois federal prison. They were protesting solitary confinement, according to the WQAD article: Activists walk 150 miles to protest at Thomson Prison The Walk included about 50 protesters from Voices for Creative Nonviolence, a Chicago-based group. It began on Saturday, May 28th, continued Read More…

Shaylene "Blue" Graves committed suicide at CIW just six days before her scheduled release.
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Another Inmate Commits Suicide at CIW… Just 6 Weeks before Her Release Date

Erika Rocha and Shaylene “Blue” Graves both committed suicide at CIW this year. Why are there so many suicides at CIW, and what can be done about it? CORONA, Calif. – June 8, 2016 – PRLog — There has been yet another suicide reported at the Correctional Institute for Women in Corona, CA, otherwise known Read More…