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Newspaper, Magazine, and Web Articles

Andrew Cohen (2013). “Enough Is Enough—Time for the Feds to Investigate Prison Abuse.” The Atlantic, March 20: www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2013/03/enough-is-enough-time-for-the-feds-to-investigate-prison-abuse/274091/.

Jean Casella and James Ridgeway (2013). “Feds to Open New Supermax Prison Cells at “Gitmo North.” Solitary Watch, February 8: http://solitarywatch.com/2013/02/08/feds-to-open-new-supermax-prison-cells-at-gitmo-north/

Natasha Lennard (2013). “Bureau Of Prisons Agrees To Solitary Confinement Review.” Salon, February 5: www.salon.com/2013/02/05/bureau_of_prisons_agrees_to_solitary_confinement_review/

Alana Horowitz (2013). “Mental Illness Soars In Prisons, Jails While Inmates Suffer.” Huffington Post, February 4: www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/04/mental-illness-prisons-jails-inmates_n_2610062.html

Paige St. John (2013). “California Starts Emptying Solitary Confinement Cells.” Los Angeles Times, January 4: latimesblogs.latimes.com/california-politics/2013/01/california-starts-emptying-solitary-confinement-cells.html

Monica Gokey (2012). “In The Hole.” Missoula Independent, December 6: missoulanews.bigskypress.com/missoula/in-the-hole/Content?oid=1696002

George Pawlaczyk and Beth Hundsdorfer (2012). “Tamms Guards Are Paid $425,000 In Overtime For Year.” Belleville News-Democrat, December 1: www.bnd.com/2012/12/01/2413741/despite-high-staff-level-tamms.html

Shane Bauer (2012). “Solitary in Iran Nearly Broke Me. Then I Went Inside America’s Prisons.” Mother Jones, November/December 2012 issue: http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/10/solitary-confinement-shane-bauer

Ruth Marcus (2012). “Why Are We Subjecting Our Youths To Solitary Confinement?” Washington Post, October 16: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/ruth-marcus-why-are-we-subjecting-our-youths-to-solitary-confinement/2012/10/16/76a7bc50-17b6-11e2-9855-71f2b202721b_story.html

Terri Judd (2012). “UN Advisor Says Sending Muslim Cleric Abu Hamza To US Would Equal Torture.” The Independent, October 3: www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/un-advisor-says-sending-muslim-cleric-abu-hamza-to-us-would-equal-torture-8194857.html

Mosi Secret (2012). “Prisoners’ Letters Offer A Window Into Lives Spent Alone in Tiny Cells.” New York Times, October 1: www.nytimes.com/2012/10/02/nyregion/prisoner-letters-offer-glimpses-of-life-in-solitary-confinement.html?_r=0

Sadhbh Walshe (2012). “US ‘Supermax’ Prison Is Condemned Internationally For Its Abusive Regime.” The Guardian, September 18: www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/sep/18/us-supermax-prison-international-opprobrium

Ry Rivard (2012). “Juvenile Facility Changes Protocol For Corrections Facilities.” Charleston Daily Mail, September 18: http://www.dailymail.com/policebrfs/201209170238

Statesman Editorial Board (2012). “Solitary Confinement Reform Needed.” The Austin American-Statesman, September 5: www.statesman.com/news/news/opinion/solitary-confinement-reform-needed/nR7tm/

Maurice Chammah (2012). “Lawmakers, Advocates Revisit State’s Approach to Solitary Confinement.” The Texas Tribune, September 5: http://www.texastribune.org/2012/09/05/lawmakers-address-reentry-after-solitary-confineme/

Mike Ward (2012). “Senators Push For Rehab Programs For State’s Most Violent Prisoners.” The Austin American-Statesman, September 4: http://www.statesman.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/senators-push-for-rehab-programs-for-states-most-v/nR7sn/

Larry Neumeister (2012). “Lawyer Seeks To Ease Conditions For ’93 WTC Bomber.” Associated Press, August 22: http://bigstory.ap.org/article/lawyer-seeks-ease-conditions-93-wtc-bomber

Andrew Cohen (2012). “Prison Chief’s Unnerving Suicide-Prevention Memo: ‘I Want You To Succeed.’” The Atlantic, August 3: http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/08/prison-chiefs-unnerving-suicide-prevention-memo-i-want-you-to-succeed/260644/

Benjamin Weiser (2012). “Pondering Solitary Future for Gangster Held in Isolation for Years.” New York Times, July 8: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/09/nyregion/concerns-keep-the-gang-leader-peter-rollock-isolated-in-supermax-prison.html

Baltimore Sun Editorial (2012). “Torture By Another Name.” The Baltimore Sun, July 8: http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2012-07-08/news/bs-ed-solitary-confinement-20120708_1_solitary-confinement-disciplinary-segregation-inmates

Colin Dayan (2012). “Destroying The Soul.” Washington Post, July 5: http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-07-05/opinions/35489456_1_solitary-confinement-prisoners-supermax

Patrick Yeagle (2012). “Quinn Still Plans To Close Tamms Supermax.” Illinois Times, June 21: http://www.illinoistimes.com/Springfield/article-10161-quinn-still-plans-to-close-tamms-supermax.html

Erica Goode (2012). “Senators Start a Review of Solitary Confinement.” New York Times, June 19: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/20/us/senators-start-a-review-of-solitary-confinement.html?_r=0

James Ridgeway, Jean Casella, and Sal Rodriguez (2012). “Senators Finally Ponder The Question: Is Solitary Confinement Wrong?” Mother Jones, June 19: http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2012/06/congress-looks-solitary-confinement

Andrew Cohen (2012). “An American Gulag: Descending into Madness at Supermax.” The Atlantic, June 18: http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2012/06/an-american-gulag-descending-into-madness-at-supermax/258323/

Bob Ortega (2012). “Critics: ‘Maximum Security’ A Factor In Prison Suicide Rate.” The Republic, June 2: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2012/06/02/20120602arizona-prison-suicide-rate.html

Ryan Devereaux (2012). “Prisoners Challenge Legality Of Solitary Confinement Lasting More Than A Decade.” The Guardian, May 31: http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2012/may/31/california-prison-lawsuit-solitary-confinement

Anita Kumar (2012). “Virginia Inmates Embark On Hunger Strike to Protest Prison Conditions.” The Washington Post, May 22: http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2012-05-22/local/35455214_1_solitary-confinement-hunger-strike-virginia-inmates

Rema Rahman (2012). “Mentally Ill Inmates Sue To Get Out Of Solitary.” Associated Press, May 17: http://bigstory.ap.org/content/mentally-ill-inmates-sue-get-out-solitary

George Pawlaczyk (2012). “Tamm’s Future Is On The Line: Will Panel Recommend Closing Supermax Prison?” Belleville News-Democrat, April 28: http://www.bnd.com/2012/04/28/2158196/cruel-punishment-or-safety-measure.html

Ry Rivard (2012). “State Youth Corrections Facility Faces Lawsuit.” Charleston Daily Mail, April 26: http://www.dailymail.com/policebrfs/201204250368

Matt Stroud (2012). “Why Are Prisoners Committing Suicide in Pennsylvania?” The Nation, April 18: http://www.thenation.com/article/167459/why-are-prisoners-committing-suicide-pennsylvania.

James Ridgeway and Jean Casella (2012). “Torturous Milestone: 40 Years in Solitary Confinement.” MotherJones.com, April 17: http://motherjones.com/politics/2012/04/angola-prison-3-herman-wallace-albert-woodfox-40-years-solitary-confinement.

Denver Post Editorial (2012). “Editorial: Supermax ruling opens door to justice for terrorists.” Denver Post, April 15: http://www.denverpost.com/opinion/ci_20384767/editorial-supermax-ruling-opens-door-justice-terrorists

New York Times Editorial Board (2012). “The Abuse of Solitary Confinement.” New York Times, March 15: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/16/opinion/the-abuse-of-solitary-confinement.html?_r=1.

Erica Goode (2012). “Prisons Rethink Isolation, Saving Money, Lives, and Sanity.” New York Times, March 10: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/11/us/rethinking-solitary-confinement.html?gwh=AD337EC8FC4FABAA3C9629CB294E28F0.

Jeff Gerritt (2012). “Mentally Ill Get Punishment Instead of Treatment.” Detroit Free Press, February 5: http://www.freep.com/article/20120205/OPINION02/202050442/PUNISHMENT-INSTEAD-OF-TREATMENT-Hundreds-of-Michigan-s-mentally-ill-inmates-languish-in-solitary-confinement-lost-in-a-prison-system-ill-equipped-to-treat-them.

Susan Greene (2012). “The Gray Box: An Investigative Look at Solitary Confinement.” Dart Society Reports, January 24: http://www.dartsocietyreports.org/cms/2012/01/the-gray-box-an-original-investigation/.

Elisa Mosler (2012). “Solitary Confinement in Great Britain: Still Harsh, But Rare.” Solitary Watch, January 19: http://solitarywatch.com/2012/01/19/solitary-confinement-in-great-britain-still-harsh-but-rare/.

Anita Kumar (2012). “Virginia Prisons’ Use of Solitary Confinement Is Scrutinized.” Washington Post, January 7: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/va-prisons-use-of-solitary-confinement-is-scrutinized/2011/11/28/gIQAkKHuhP_story.html.

Sarah Shourd (2011). “Tortured by Solitude” (op-ed). New York Times, November 5: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/06/opinion/sunday/in-an-iranian-prison-tortured-by-solitude.html?_r=1&emc=tnt&tntemail1=y.

George Pawlaczyk and Buth Hundsdorfer (2011). “Inmate Wants Out of Tamms; Attorney Says Years of Solitary Confinement Have Harmed His Mental Health.” Belleville News-Democrat, August 28: http://www.bnd.com/2011/08/28/1837463/inmate-wants-opportunity-to-get.html.

Washington Post Editorial Board (2011). “Solitary Confinement Should Be a Last Resort.” Washington Post, August 21: http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/solitary-confinement-should-be-a-last-resort/2011/08/11/gIQAxys6UJ_story.html.

Helen Redmond (2011). “Supermax Prisons: 21st Century Asylums.” Al Jazeera English, August 5: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2011/08/201185145425908206.html.

New York Times Editorial Board (2011) “Cruel Isolation.” New York Times, August 1: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/02/opinion/cruel-isolation-of-prisoners.html.

James Ridgeway and Jean Casella (2011). “A Hunger for Justice in Pelican Bay.” The Guardian, July 25: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/jul/25/pelican-bay-prison-hunger-strike.

Colin Dayan (2011). “Barbarous Confinement” (op-ed). New York Times, July 17: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/18/opinion/18dayan.html.

Elisa Mosler (2011). “Texas Lockdown: Solitary Confinement in the Lone Star State.” Solitary Watch, July 6: http://solitarywatch.com/2011/07/06/solitary-confinement-in-texas-a-long-way-to-reform/.

Angola 3 News (2011). “Confronting Torture in U.S. Prisons: A Q & A with Solitary Watch.” Alternet, June 17: http://solitarywatch.com/2011/06/17/confronting-torture-in-u-s-prisons-a-qa-with-solitary-watch/.

Lance Tapley (2011). “Reform Comes to the Supermax.” Portland Phoenix, May 25: http://thephoenix.com/Boston/News/121171-reform-comes-to-the-supermax/?page=1#TOPCONTENT.

Jean Casella and James Ridgeway (2011). “America’s Most Isolated Federal Prisoner Describes 10,220 Days in Extreme Solitary Confinement.” Solitary Watch, May 5: http://solitarywatch.com/2011/05/05/americas-most-isolatd-federal-prisoner-describes-10220-days-in-extreme-solitary-confinement/.

Daniel Goldman (2011). “Solitary Confinement Comes to Capitol Hill.” Solitary Watch, April 11: http://solitarywatch.com/2011/04/11/solitary-confinement-comes-to-capitol-hill/.

James Ridgeway and Jean Casella (2011). “Cruel and Usual: U.S. Solitary Confinement.” Al Jazeera English, March 19: http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2011/03/201137125936219469.html.

James Ridgeway and Jean Casella (2011). “Fortresses of Solitude.” Solitary Watch, February 28 and March 1: http://solitarywatch.com/2011/02/28/fortresses-of-solitude/.

Karen Franklin (2011). “Supermax Prisons: Hell on earth or…not so bad after all?” Psychology Today, January 6: www.psychologytoday.com/blog/witness/201101/supermax-prisons-hell-earth-or-not-so-bad-after-all

Lance Tapley (2010). “The Worst of the Worst: Supermax Torture in America.” Boston Review, November/December: http://www.bostonreview.net/BR35.6/tapley.php.

Dave Mann (2010). “Solitary Men.” Texas Observer, November 10: http://www.texasobserver.org/cover-story/solitary-men.

Chase Madar (2010). “All American Gitmos.” TomDispatch, November 4: http://www.tomdispatch.com/archive/175316/.

Anne-Marie Cusac. “Torture Is American.” Huffington Post, October 6: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/annemarie-cusac/torture-is-american_b_733428.html.

Ken Strutin (2010). “Solitary Confinement.” LLRX.com, August 10, 2010: http://www.llrx.com/features/solitaryconfinement.htm.

Matt Stroud (2010). “A Death in Solitary.” Philadelphia CityPaper, August 4: http://archives.citypaper.net/articles/2010/08/05/matthew-bullock-solitary-confinement-suicide.

Charles Piller (2010). “Due Process for Prisoner Proceedings Allegedly Violated” and “Charges, Grievances Create Huge Workload.” Sacramento Bee, August 1: http://www.sacbee.com/2010/08/01/2928417/rights-of-prisoners-under-siege.html#ixzz0vUiNmiQu and http://www.sacbee.com/2010/08/01/2928272/charges-grievances-create-huge.html.

Daniel Redman (2010). “‘I Was Scared to Sleep’: LGBT Youth Face Violence Behind Bars.” The Nation, June 21: http://www.thenation.com/article/36488/i-was-scared-sleep-lgbt-youth-face-violence-behind-bars.

David Chura (2010). “Lessons from Solitary.” Solitary Watch, June 3: http://solitarywatch.com/2010/06/03/lessons-from-solitary/.

Chris Vogel (2010). “For Their Own Good.” Houston Press, May 27: http://www.houstonpress.com/2009-05-28/news/for-their-own-good/6/.

Charles Piller (2010). “Guards Accused of Cruelty, Racism” and “California Prison Behavior Units Aim to Control Troublesome Inmates.” Sacramento Bee, May 9 and 10: http://www.sacbee.com/2010/05/09/2737459/the-public-eye-guards-accused.html and http://www.sacbee.com/2010/05/10/2738782/california-prison-behavior-units.html.

Jean Casella and James Ridgeway (2010). “Woman Prisoner Sent to Solitary for Reporting Rape by Guard.” Solitary Watch, May 3: http://solitarywatch.com/2010/05/03/woman-prisoner-sent-to-solitary-for-reporting-rape-by-guard/.

Mary Beth Pfeiffer (2010). “Prison Suicide Rates Rise; Solitary Confinement Adds to Risk.” Poughkeepsie Journal, April 11: http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20101017/NEWS01/112030002/SPECIAL-REPORT-Prison-suicide-rates-rise-solitary-confinement-adds-risk.

Lance Tapley (2010). “Screams from Solitary” and “The Cost of Torture.” Portland Phoenix, February 17 & 25: http://portland.thephoenix.com/news/97371-screams-from-solitary/ and http://portland.thephoenix.com/news/97747-cost-of-torture/.

James Ridgeway and Jean Casella (2010). “Locking Down the Mentally Ill: Solitary Confinement Cells Have Become America’s New Asylums.” Crime Report, February 17: http://thecrimereport.org/2010/02/17/locking-down-the-mentally-ill/.

Jean Casella and James Ridgeway (2010). “Children in Lockdown: Solitary Confinement of Teens in Adult Prisons.” Solitary Watch, January 30: http://solitarywatch.com/2010/01/30/children-in-lockdown-part-1-solitary-confinement-of-kids-in-adult-prisons/.

Beau Hodai (2009). “Voices from the Hellmouth: For Convict Journalists Freedom of the Press Is Not So Black and White.” Extra! (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting), December: http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=3959.

Chris Hedges (2009). “One Day We’ll All Be Terrorists.” Truthdig, December 28: http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/one_day_well_all_be_terrorists_20091228/.

Gerald L. Shargel (2009). “A Fate Worse Than Gitmo.” Daily Beast, December 22: http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-12-22/a-fate-worse-than-gitmo/

Eric Bland (2009). “Even Bacteria Get Lonely.” Discovery News, December 18: http://news.discovery.com/animals/bacteria-solitary-confinement-infection.html

Tom Barry (2009). “A Death in Texas: Profits, Poverty, and Immigration Converge.” Boston Review, November/December: http://bostonreview.net/BR34.6/barry.php.

Stephen S. Eisenman (2009). “The Resistable Rise and Predictable Fall of the U.S. Supermax.” Monthly Review, November: http://www.monthlyreview.org/091116eisenman.php.

Washington Post Editorial Board (2009). “Solitary Disgrace: Prisons Should Abolish Long-Term Solitary Confinement.” Washington Post, November 28: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/11/27/AR2009112702912.html.

Daphne Eviatar (2009). “U.S. Prison Conditions Far Worse Than Guantanamo’s.” Washington Independent, October 5: http://washingtonindependent.com/62313/u-s-prison-conditions-far-worse-than-guantanamos.

Eli Braun (2009). “Trapped: Solitary Confinement.” Streetvibes, September 1: streetvibes.wordpress.com/2009/09/01/trapped-solitary-confinement/.

Beth Hundsdorfer and George Pawlaczyk (2009). “Trapped in Tamms” (series on Illinois supermax). Belleville News-Democrat, August: http://www.bnd.com/600.

ScienceDaily Staff (2009). “Cruel And Inhuman Treatment Causes More Mental Damage Than Physical Torture, Study Suggests.” ScienceDaily, June 2: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/06/090602101258.htm.

Brandon Keim (2009). “Solitary Confinement: The Invisible Torture” (interview with psychologist Craig Haney). Wired, April 29: http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/04/solitaryconfinement/.

Alexander Cockburn (2009). “A Fate Worse Than Death.” First Post, April 9: http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk/46967,news-comment,news-politics,life-without-parole-a-fate-worse-than-the-death-penalty.

Atul Gawande (2009). “Hellhole: Is Long-Term Solitary Confinement Torture?” The New Yorker, March 30: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/03/30/090330fa_fact_gawande.

Jeffrey Felshman (2008). “Hell in a Cell: Tamms Supermax.” Chicago Reader, April 24: http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/hell-in-a-cell/Content?oid=1109858.

Jessica Pupovac (2008). “Torture in Our Own Backyards: The Fight Against Supermax Prisons.” Alternet, March 24: http://www.alternet.org/story/80440/torture_in_our_own_backyards%3A_the_fight_against_supermax_prisons/.

Boston Globe Spotlight Team (2007). “Breakdown: The Prison Suicide Crisis” (multimedia series). Boston Globe, December 7-11: http://www.boston.com/news/specials/prisons/.

Stephen Soldz (2007). “Isolation Torture Routine at Guatánamo.” Counterpunch, November 21: http://www.counterpunch.org/soldz11212007.html.

Jeffrey Kluger (2007). “Are Prisons Driving Prisoners Mad?” Time, January 26: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1582304,00.html.

Kevin Johnson (2006). “Inmate Suicides Linked to Solitary.” USA Today, December 27: http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2006-12-27-inmate-suicides_x.htm.

Meg Laughlin (2006). “Does Separation Equal Suffering?” St. Petersburg Times, December 17: http://www.sptimes.com/2006/12/17/State/Does_separation_equal.shtml.

Sol Wachtler (2006). “A Cell of One’s Own.” New York Times, September 24: http://www.correctionalassociation.org/press/download/pvp/2006-09-24_NY_Times_SHU.pdf.

H. Bruce Franklin (2006). “The American Prison and the Normalization of Torture.” Torture, American Style ( Historians Against the War), May: http://www.historiansagainstwar.org/resources/torture/brucefranklin.html.

Edna Fernandes (2006). “Supermax Prison, the Alcatraz of the Rockies.” Sunday Times (UK), May 4: http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article713240.ece.

By Ken Picard (2006). “Cruel and Unusual? Dying in Solitary in a New York Prison.” Seven Days, January 25: http://www.7dvt.com/2006/cruel-and-unusual

Lance Tapley (2005). “Torture in Maine’s Prison” (series on Maine supermax), Portland Phoenix, November 11-17: http://www.portlandphoenix.com/features/top/ts_multi/documents/05081722.asp.

Michael B. Mushlin (2005). “Breeding Psychotics.” New York Times, March 27.

Joan Dayan (2004). “Cruel and Unusual: The End of the Eighth Amendment.” Boston Review, October/November: http://bostonreview.net/BR29.5/dayan.php.

Leah Caldwell (2004). “From Supermax to Abu Ghraib: The Masterminds of Torture, Humiliation and Abuse.” Counterpunch, October 15: http://www.counterpunch.org/caldwell10152004.html.

Alan Elsner (2004). “Supermax Prisons: A Growing Human Rights Issue.” Champion Magazine (National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers), August: http://www.nacdl.org/public.nsf/0/3b31897bcc67d0e385256f17006bc604?OpenDocument&Highlight=0,supermax.

Vince Beiser (2003). “A Necessary Evil?” Los Angeles Times, October 19: articles.latimes.com/2003/oct/19/magazine/tm-pelican42

Daniel Brook (2003). “A History of Hard Time: Solitary Confinement Then and Now.” Legal Affairs, January/February: http://www.legalaffairs.org/issues/January-February-2003/review_brook_janfeb2003.msp.

Kevin Johnson (2002). “From Extreme Isolation, Waves of Felons Are Freed.” USA Today, December 11: http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2002-12-11-prison-cover-usat_x.htm?loc=interstitialskip.

Sasha Abramsky (2002). “Return of the Madhouse: Supermax Prisons Are Becoming the High-tech Equivalent of the Nineteenth-Century Snake Pit.” American Prospect, February 11: http://goliath.ecnext.com/coms2/gi_0199-1386365/Return-of-the-madhouse-supermax.html.

Sasha Abramsky (2002). “Return of the Madhouse.” The American Prospect, January 23: prospect.org/article/return-madhouse.

Julian Borger (2002). “America’s Most Unwanted Turn to the Law.” The Guardian, January 12: http://www.commondreams.org/headlines02/0112-02.htm.

Claire Schaeffer-Duffy (2000). “Long-term Lockdowns.” National Catholic Reporter, December 8: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1141/is_7_37/ai_68364208/.

Sasha Abramsky (1999). “When They Get Out.” The Atlantic, June: www.theatlantic.com/past/docs/issues/99jun/9906prisoners.htm.

J.E. Relly (1999). “Supermax: Inside, No One Can Hear You Scream.” Tucson Weekly, April 29: http://www.tucsonweekly.com/tw/04-29-99/feat.htm.

Craig Timberg (1999). “At Virginia’s Toughest Prison, Tight Controls.” Washington Post, April 18: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/local/daily/april99/supermax18.htm.