Solitary confinement

Legislation Would Force ICE to Sharply Curtail Solitary Confinement
Spencer Woodman · November 14, 2019

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin has slammed the “rampant and unnecessary overuse of solitary confinement” at U.S. immigration detention centers.

ICE ‘Knew For Years’ About Solitary Confinement Issues, Memo Reveals
Spencer Woodman · September 25, 2019

U.S. immigration authorities were warned as early as May 2018  that it was placing detainees with serious mental health difficulties in solitary confinement for “shockingly” long periods.

I wanted immigration detention complex blueprints, but all I got was a hefty legal letter.
Spencer Woodman · September 23, 2019

I wanted to shed light on the future use of solitary confinement, but instead, I got a hefty envelope from a private law firm.

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.

Elizabeth Warren Demands Answers Over Misuse of Solitary Confinement
Spencer Woodman · June 21, 2019

United States Senator and Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren has condemned the use of solitary confinement on immigrant detainees as “cruel and…

Snap Inspections Reveal ‘Egregious Violations’ in ICE Solitary Confinement
Spencer Woodman · June 6, 2019

A scathing new report from a government watchdog has criticized US immigration authorities 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.

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.