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James Ridgeway

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James Ridgeway

James Ridgeway edits Solitary Watch (solitarywatch.com), with Jean Casella. He is a 2012 Soros Justice Media Fellow and also writes frequently about criminal justice issues for Mother Jones.


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As a movement against punitive segregation in local prisons and jails, a new report by the New York Civil Liberties Union reveals more disturbing details than ever before.

As states like Mississippi reject solitary confinement, this “blue” state leads the nation in the use of “disciplinary segregation.” Or as prisoners call it: torture.