Mayor Eric Adams may yet veto it, but if the bill becomes law, it will ban most uses of solitary confinement beyond four hours in New York City jails.
A wrongful murder conviction forced Woodfox to spend 43 years and 10 months in solitary confinement at Louisiana's Angola Prison. He has died at the age of 75.
The U.S. Department of Justice wants to know if understaffing in Georgia prisons is deadly. And a Georgia mother has questions about how — and why — her convicted son died at 24, just six years into his life sentence.
An estimated 300,000 people were held in solitary confinement in the U.S. at the height of the pandemic. Advocates are pushing to limit the practice, citing lasting harm to prisoners' health.
Corrections officials have agreed to improve conditions for prisoners in Georgia's most restrictive solitary confinement facility, which an expert had...