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. […]

Time In Prison During A Pandemic Should Not Be A Death Sentence

As states shut down and people in the U.S. are urged to quarantine, questions arise about what is going on in prisons across the country. At San Quentin State Prison in California, for example, family members expressed safety concerns after transferred inmates were not tested upon arrival and later tested positive for COVID-19. Relatives claim that […]

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 […]