Immigration

Lawsuit Alleges ‘Brutal Conditions’ in US Immigration Detention Centers
Spencer Woodman · August 27, 2019

U.S. authorities have subjected immigrants to “horrific, inhumane, punitive, and unlawful conditions,” including extended and unwarranted isolation in solitary confinement cells.

Use of Solitary Confinement ‘On The Rise’ in US Immigration Facilities
Spencer Woodman · August 14, 2019

In the first 15 months of the Trump administration, U.S. immigration authorities locked thousands of detainees in solitary confinement cells, some for months at a time.

US Presidential Hopeful Wants Hearing into ‘Appalling Abuses’ of Solitary Confinement
Spencer Woodman · June 26, 2019

Cory Booker is the third U.S. Senator to demand answers about the use of solitary confinement inside U.S. detention centers following Solitary Voices.

‘It’s immoral. It’s unethical. It’s torture.’
Spencer Woodman · May 30, 2019

Rick Raemisch, who led the corrections department in Colorado, believes the United State’s immigration authorities should – and could – change their use of solitary confinement.

Senior US Lawmaker Calls for Investigation into Solitary Confinement
Ben Hallman · May 24, 2019

Following Solitary Voices, US Senator Richard Blumenthal has called the immigration agency’s use of solitary confinement “inhumane” and “un-American.”

Solitary Confinement in US Immigration Facilities, Explained
Spencer Woodman and Ben Hallman · May 21, 2019

Why do immigrants get put in isolation? Here’s a short guide to what we learned about solitary confinement and its use by U.S. immigration officials.

About the Solitary Voices Data
Emilia Díaz-Struck and Karrie Kehoe · May 21, 2019

ICIJ’s data analysis for the Solitary Voices investigation is based on a review of more than 8,400 solitary confinement incident reports.

WATCH: 'I feel I can't be free'
Scilla Alecci · May 21, 2019

Karandeep Singh, a 29-year-old Sikh from northern India, talks about life after solitary confinement.

Thousands of Immigrants Suffer In US Solitary Confinement
Spencer Woodman, Karrie Kehoe, Maryam Saleh and 1 more · May 21, 2019

Locked for weeks or months in isolation cells, mentally ill and other vulnerable detainees from around the world are plagued by anxiety, anger, depression and suicidal impulses.

WATCH: Immigrants Suffer in US Solitary Confinement
Scilla Alecci · May 21, 2019

Solitary Voices found widespread misuse — and overuse — of solitary confinement in detention centers overseen by the U.S. Homeland Security Department’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency.