Solitary Confinement: The Indirect Form of Murder

Current Events Like many others during this seemingly never-ending quarantine, I have spent quite a lot of time watching Netflix shows. Most recently, I finished the 6 part “Time: The Kalief Browder Story” series. Kalief Browder’s story is beyond tragic. Kalief, an African American teenager from the Bronx, was arrested for allegedly stealing a backpack. […]

Abolish Our Prisons

Introduction to The Prison System The United States prison system is deeply flawed. It mistreats incarcerated people, incarcerates people at alarmingly disproportionate demographic rates, and does not have a positive impact on the people who are incarcerated. Something has to change. There are two primary camps of thought regarding prisons: reform and abolishment. However, this is […]

Taking Action: Reforming Solitary Confinement in Prisons

Introduction Solitary confinement, often referred to as restrictive housing, is the isolation of prisoners who are deemed dangerous to themselves or others. Inmates are completely isolated for 22-24 hours a day, with virtually no human contact. Oftentimes, the only human interaction these inmates receive is a hand pushing food through a door slot. The topic […]