The Observer found that prisoners often choose a life of permanent isolation, refusing to leave their cages. It’s a catch-22: Mental illness can lead inmates to never leave their cells, never leaving their cells can exacerbate—or even cause—mental illness.
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Patrick Michels tells the tale of Jeffrey Holliman who survived for a year in the woods near Nacadogches County by ransacking his neighbors.
Texas’ largest prison guard union is calling for a partial end to the controversial use of solitary confinement on death row.
Imagine spending 23 hours a day in a cement enclosure the size of a bathroom. Now imagine sitting in that small room nearly all […]