Report on Solitary Confinement of Women in the US

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A thorough overview of the situation of women locked in solitary confinement in the US. The situations of young girls, older women, trans women, and those in immigrant detention are addressed, along with policy recommendations to curb this barbaric practice.

“It is critical to address the treatment of women in prison— especially those women subjected to the social and sensory deprivation of solitary confinement.”