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Justice Vision Papers

From 2001 to 2003, AFSC wrote a series of papers looking at the prison system in the United States. These papers discuss the use of solitary confinement and other abuses suffered by inmates. Many of these abuses are greater now than they were then, maintaining much of the relevancy of these reports.

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In a Time of Broken Bones
Published in 2001, this booklet by Katherine Whitlock made a call for dialogue on hate related...
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Whose Safety
Women of color, both immigrant and U.S.-born, have been increasingly affected by the dramatic...
Cover of "The Prison Inside the Prison" report
The prison inside the prison

Isolation and lockdown (confining prisoners to their cells for 23 to 24 hours a day) have traditionally been used as temporary measures, to punish individual prisoners or control the prison environment. Written in 2003, "The prison inside the prison" looks at the use of solitary confinement in U.S. prisons.