solitary confinement

Solitary Confinement in the News

Solitary Watch’s weekly roundup includes a harrowing addendum to Shane Bauer’s stunning exposé from his time as an undercover corrections officer at a private prison (via Mother Jones).

Note: CCDBR is a member of the Illinois Coalition Against Torture … Read more »

Durbin Criticizes Solitary Confinement Practices But Fails To Address Thomson

Earlier this month, US Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) expressed concern about the prison industry’s over-reliance on solitary confinement practices without specifically addressing the recent shocking reports of a new Federal Supermax Prison at Thomson in the coming years—a facility that’s … Read more »

Solitary Confinement Coming to Federal Supermax Prison at Thomson

Three years ago, the State of Illinois sold to the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) the Thomson Correctional Center, a long-dormant would-be “maximum-security” prison that never saw the light of day thanks to budget cuts. President Obama had been pushing … Read more »