“The idea behind the prison's solitary confinement areas was to use sensory deprivation to reform inmates. The thought was that the isolation and quiet would free the innately good soul.... [A]fter Mississippi had done away with solitary confinement, prison violence went down by 50 percent and the cost of incarceration went down as well. "It was a wake-up call to all of us to take a hard look at it," he says. "Maybe this just isn't the best way to deal with these problems.”—Solitary Confinement: Punishment Or Cruelty? : NPR
Two Grand Jury Resisters Are In Solitary Confinement
Matt and KteeO were placed in solitary at SeaTac on the 27th. After not hearing from Matt for several days, his friends had his lawyer get in touch with him and found out they were both put back in solitary on December 27th. We don’t know why they were moved.
Please call SeaTac FDC at 206-870-5700 to demand that Matthew Duran and Katherine Olejnik be moved back to general population.