Pennsylvania Legislators to Hold Hearing on Solitary Confinement

On Tuesday, September 18th the Pennsylvania House Democratic Party Policy Committee will hold a hearing entitled “Effects of Solitary Confinement.” The hearing will feature testimony from Dr. Terry Kupers, Dr. Craig Haney, former Restricted Housing Unit inmate LuQman Abdullah, and others. The hearing will be at 10:00 AM at Temple University, President’s Conference Suite, First Floor, 1810 […]

Voices from Solitary: A Spark in the Dark

The following comes from Joseph Stanwick, who has been in solitary confinement for 17 years. Currently incarcerated in Texas’ Gib Lewis High Security Facility, he writes, “I’ve seen men cut on themselves with razor blades, go on hunger strikes for the most absurd reasons, beat on the walls and doors…because solitary confinement/isolation can drive you loony.” One […]