Make this page my home page
  1. Drag the home icon in this panel and drop it onto the "house icon" in the tool bar for the browser

  2. Select "Yes" from the popup window and you're done!

Prisoner Treatment Resources

Featured Product Categories

Featured Corrections Product

Most Popular Articles

Prisoner Treatment Article


Print Comment RSS Bookmark


State prisons rethink solitary

For centuries, solitary confinement has been the big stick of prisons, the harshest means to deter rule-breaking

By Jonathan Martin
Seattle Times

CLALLAM BAY CORRECTIONS CENTER, Wash. — Being alone in your own head 23 hours a day in a 48-square-foot poured-concrete cell makes the mad madder and the bad even worse, inmates say.

"One guy told me he had, like, 15 faces on tissue paper, and he had names on them," said inmate Michael Richards, who spent about seven of the last 11 years in solitary confinement at Clallam Bay Corrections Center. "He'd say, 'Hey Bob, good morning.' He'd talk to them through the day, just to keep that contact, because he couldn't talk to anyone else."

Full story:State prisons rethink solitary



Be the first
to comment
CorrectionsOne comments can only be accessed by verified correctional officers.
Please sign in or register to view or write your own comments below.
Most Commented Articles
1. Judge orders Calif. to pay for inmate's sex change Corrections Article Comments21
2. What's your favorite correctional slang phrase?Corrections Article Comments20
3. Wis. correctional officer fired for attending parent-teacher conference armedCorrections Article Comments19
4. Justice Kennedy: US prison system 'broken' Corrections Article Comments11
5. What are the most successful methods of rehabilitating prisoners?Corrections Article Comments9
6. Video: Inmate withstands TASER, attacks 4 correctional officersCorrections Article Comments9
7. Why correctional turnover is so highCorrections Article Comments9
8. 25 awesome correctional officer tattoosCorrections Article Comments8
9. Mike Tyson says more must be done for prisoner re-entry Corrections Article Comments8
10. Jail to inmates: Buy underwear in commissary or go commando Corrections Article Comments7

Back to previous page