Solitary Confinement

Herman Wallace Of 'Angola 3' Dies Days After Release From Prison
Herman Wallace of the "Angola 3", has died at 71 just days after a judge ordered him released and ordered a new trial. Wallace had spent 41 years in solitary confinement at the Lousiana State Penitentiary at Angola. He died on Friday from terminal liver cancer. Read more...
 'Angola 3' Inmate Released After Over 40 Years In Solitary Confinement
State officials had been threatened with contempt if they did not release Wallace immediately. Read more...
Bradley Manning Sentenced To 35 Years
Bradley Manning, the 25-year-old private convicted of leaking classified documents to WikiLeaks, has been sentenced to 35 years in prison, a military judge ruled today. Read more...
New York Promised Help For Mentally Ill Inmates – But Still Sticks Many In Solitary
In New York, inmates diagnosed with “serious” disorders should be protected from solitary confinement. But since that policy began, the number of inmates diagnosed with such disorders has dropped. Read more...
On Sunday, dozens of supporters gathered for an event to raise awareness about the crisis for WhistleBlowers in America and to raise money for Bradley Manning's Defense Fund. Read more...

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After the past weekend in Chicago at the NATO summit where nearly 100 protesters were arrested, Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! speaks to National Lawyers Guild attorney Sarah Gelsomino who is representing on of the five activists charged with Read more...
As many as 700 occupy protesters gathered outside of San Quentin State Prison on Monday for a national day of action called "Occupy the Prisons." Read more...
“It would have been like throwing popcorn,” said Sweet Grass. “They hardly weigh anything, and can’t travel very far.” Read more...
Khali Johnson was arrested for "basically littering," which could somehow turn into his third strike and a lifetime in prison Read more...