Child psychiatrist Dr. Bruce Perry explains how young prisoners suffer emotionally and physically when placed in isolation.
At New York’s Rikers Island jail, hundreds of minors spend long stretches locked in solitary confinement, despite evidence that it can lead to mental illness and suicide.
Every year, thousands of teens are placed in solitary confinement cells in juvenile halls, jails and prisons nationwide. This animation tells the story of Ismael Nazario and the time he spent in solitary confinement in New York City’s Rikers Island jail.
New York City’s Rikers Island is one of the biggest jails in the U.S., housing about 12,000 adults. But did you know hundreds of teenagers are among its inmates?
WBEZ reporters show how heroin moves from Juarez, Mexico, to Chicago and into the Midwest; reports from inside “The Box” from teens in solitary confinement; and an update on our examination of prescription drug abuse in the VA.
Thousands of incarcerated teenagers across the U.S. are held in solitary confinement every day, often without being convicted of a crime.
Elective sterilizations have been restricted in state prisons since 1994. But between 2006 and 2010, more than 100 women were sterilized at state prisons. While some women opted for the surgery, other have claimed they were pressured. Corey G. Johnson from The Center for Investigative Reporting and Ana Kasparian from The Young Turks speak […]
For years, inmates held in security housing units at four California prisons were not allowed to have their picture taken. See what they look like now that the ban has been lifted.
“I haven’t seen the moon since 1998.” That’s inmate Jeremy Beasley, talking to me while sitting – shackled – in an interview room at Pelican Bay State Prison, California’s highest security lockup. Beasley, a convicted murderer, was clearly surprised by my presence – he told me he hadn’t met with a visitor since 1994, when […]