Paul Manafort is being held in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day while he awaits his ultimate fate

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Paul Manafort is being held in solitary confinement while he awaits trial. Manafort’s lawyer said Thursday he was being held in his cell 23 hours per day to “guarantee his safety” and cannot adequately prepare for his upcoming trial later this month. Sign up for the latest Russia investigation updates here» Paul […]

Infamous ‘El Chapo’ challenges US extradition legality & ‘torturous’ confinement

Notorious drug lord Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman has filed papers claiming his extradition from Mexico violated the terms of the treaty. The accused cartel leader is facing international conspiracy charges in the US and is slated to go on trial next year. Guzman, 60, and his public defender lawyers, Michelle Gelernt and Michael Schneider, filed […]

Mentally ill inmates in solitary confinement too long – watchdog

Inmates with mental health issues are kept in solitary confinement longer than their peers in federal prisons, according to a new study that finds the mentally ill spend years holed up without any human contact or treatment for their disorders. Although the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) claims it does not keep inmates in solitary […]

Solitary confinement of teens in British prisons ‘against UN torture rules’

Prisons in the UK are keeping teenage offenders in solitary confinement despite the government denying the practice is still in use, an investigation has found. Young offenders institutions (YOI), which imprison 15- to 18-year-olds, are allegedly using solitary confinement, which can cause mental health issues for inmates, according to the Independent. Prison inspection reports found […]