Solitary confinement is torture, and it is used routinely in jails, prisons and immigration detention facilities across the United States.
Michelle Latimer is working on a film examining solitary confinement as it pertains to Renée Acoby -- a Métis woman who spent eight of her 13 years in prison mostly in solitary confinement.
There is only one political prisoner in the United States who openly identifies as a feminist and ecosocialist. His name is Russell Maroon Shoatz.
Albert Woodfox has been in solitary confinement for 40 years, most of that time locked up in the notorious maximum-security Louisiana State Penitentiary known as "Angola."
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is asking the USDA to approve a pilot program that would prevent his city’s residents from buying sugar-sweetened soda with food stamps.
Mental health in the federal penitentiary system is not helped when prisoners are kept on their own for extended periods.