Tag Archives: Federal Bureau of Prisons

Attica’s lessons and the urgency of ending prison-based gerrymandering

“Two-thirds of new prisons were built in rural areas, despite the experience at Attica and despite research showing that keeping an incarcerated person close to home increases family visits and reduces the odds of recidivism or a return to prison.” … Continue reading

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Scathing Study on Solitary Buried Amid Illinois Politics

 The memo begins by noting the documented mental health risks of long-term isolation, and says solitary cells can cost 50 percent more to operate than those in the general population. Via Courthouse News Service – “Reeling from criticism of its … Continue reading

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FBOP To Review Solitary Confinement Conditions

On the surface this seems like a positive step in the right direction…but the slightly snarky side of me can’t help but wonder if allowing an agency of the Bureau of Prisons to investigate the actions of the BOP isn’t … Continue reading

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