While seemingly an alternative to solitary confinement, Structured Intervention Units have been a catastrophic failure, especially for imprisoned people with mental illness.
As of Dec. 1, inmates in Canada’s federal prisons can no longer be legally held in solitary confinement. But is it truly just an exercise in rebranding?
What does it mean to hold a party in a place with a long history of death and suffering?
Depression, an altered sleep cycle, and hallucinations are some of the effects of living alone in total darkness.
A wealth of research suggests prisons have serious detrimental effects on prisoners and prison workers.
A historian reminds us that protests in prisons are often followed by retaliation.
From solitary confinement, Moliere Dimanche started drawing on anything he could find. The result was a series of fantastical, allegorical images that depict abuse, racism and profound isolation.
Hollywood pushes a fantasy version of what neuroscience can do in the courtroom. But the field does have real benefits to offer, right now: solid evidence on what would improve prisons.