Solitary Watch and Unlock the Box's research sheds light on how frequently the practice, regarded by some as torture, is used in the criminal justice system.
Joshua McLemore spent 20 days in solitary confinement instead of receiving the medical help he needed. A lawsuit says his death was "preventable."
The "Last Week Tonight" host brought out the receipts as he educated the mayor about one city agency's choice of words.
Mark Wilson taught himself the law and helped thousands of other prisoners pursue legal claims, including lawsuits that cost the state millions of dollars. Then he was given one of the harshest punishments available within Oregon prisons.
As the pandemic ravaged prisons and jails, officials opted to force people into inhumane solitary confinement. HuffPost spoke to some who described how they “nearly broke.”
Citing safety concerns, prison officials are keeping the former police officer in a restricted housing unit in Minnesota's only maximum security prison.
Cohen was sent home from prison in May because of the coronavirus pandemic.
An AP investigation into Roylan Hernandez Diaz's death found neglect and apparent violations of government policies by jailers under ICE.
Mariam Abdullah died by suicide after the teen spent much of the final two years of her life in solitary confinement.
Trump's former campaign chair, who now faces state fraud charges, is already serving a seven-plus year federal sentence.