In Virginia's Prisons, Hundreds Still Trapped in Solitary Confinement Despite Reforms — and Denials

Solitary Confinement: Reviewing the Reforms In 2016, the Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) announced it had significantly reduced its use of solitary confinement, particularly in the state’s two supermax facilities, Red Onion and Wallens Ridge. The reforms were welcome news: Five years earlier, the Washington Post reported that five percent of people in Virginia’s prisons […]