Race and the politics of isolation in U.S. Prisons

Solitary Confinement-illustration

Looking out through solitary confinement door
Photo: 
Martin Vargas

Tracing the historic development of isolation in the U.S. and its strategic use against poor and oppressed people of color and individuals who are seen as political threats, this article is based on documentary evidence from more than 30 years of interviews and letters from currently and formerly incarcerated people.

Created Date: 
Feb 19, 2014

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