An end to ‘the hole’? 6 signz that solitary confinement reform is coming


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An end to ‘the hole’? 6 signz that solitary confinement reform is coming

Much of the momentum in the movement to reform the use of solitary confinement in the United States comes from the work of prisoners themselves

by Nur Lalji

On March 18, author and activist Sarah Shourd spoke to Democracy Now! about the time she spent in an Iranian prison after crossing the border from Iraq while on a hike with two friends. Shourd was held for more than one year and spent much of that time in solitary confinement. Here’s how she described the experience:

“I spent hours and hours crouched by the small food slot in my door, just listening for sounds, pacing compulsively, eating my food with my hands. And there were times that I screamed and beat at the walls of my cell.”

Robert King, Bilal Sunni-Ali, Tommy Escarcega, survivors of solitary by Terry Foss, AFSC, Flickr
Survivors of solitary confinement: from left…

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