President Joe Biden pledged to end solitary confinement. Advocates are still waiting.
Now a World Poker Tour champion, Ilyas Muradi still faces the threat of deportation after spending more than two years in immigration detention, including months in an isolation cell.
US immigration detainees say they're scared to report coronavirus symptoms, for fear of solitary confinement.
U.S. immigration authorities locked detainees from African and Caribbean countries in solitary confinement cells six times as often as the population at large, a new study finds.
U.S. Senator Dick Durbin has slammed the “rampant and unnecessary overuse of solitary confinement” at U.S. immigration detention centers.
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.
U.S. authorities have subjected immigrants to “horrific, inhumane, punitive, and unlawful conditions,” including extended and unwarranted isolation in solitary confinement cells.
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.
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.
A scathing new report from a government watchdog has criticized US immigration authorities use of solitary confinement.
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.
Following Solitary Voices, US Senator Richard Blumenthal has called the immigration agency's use of solitary confinement “inhumane” and “un-American."
For Solitary Voices, ICIJ and its partners talked to dozens of immigrant detainees about their experience in an isolation cell. Here are a few of their stories.
Ilyas Muradi, a 30-year-old longtime U.S. resident from Afghanistan, has spent the better part of four months in a solitary detention cell in an immigration center in Texas. He says it's like waking up in a nightmare.
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.
ICIJ’s data analysis for the Solitary Voices investigation is based on a review of more than 8,400 solitary confinement incident reports.
Karandeep Singh, a 29-year-old Sikh from northern India, talks about life after solitary confinement.
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.
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.
Homeland Security official spent years pushing to stop the isolation of mentally ill and other vulnerable detainees. Now she is going public for the first time.
The 5-month investigation found widespread misuse – and overuse – of solitary confinement in detention centers overseen by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency.
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists analyzed more than 8,400 records describing the placement of immigrant detainees in solitary confinement in facilities operated by U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE).