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St. Louis City Police Chief Sam Dotson addresses reporters after a man in custody attempted suicide and later died. 12/8/15. (Jessica Machetta/KMOX)

St. Louis City Police Chief Sam Dotson addresses reporters after a man in custody attempted suicide and later died. 12/8/15. (Jessica Machetta/KMOX)

On the imprisonment of Loki and how psychologically damaging Odin's punishment is.

On the imprisonment of Loki and how psychologically damaging Odin's punishment is.

Jail officials may place inmates in solitary confinement for 60 straight days, eliminating a requirement to give them a temporary reprieve.

Jail officials may place inmates in solitary confinement for 60 straight days, eliminating a requirement to give them a temporary reprieve.

Breaking Into Prison -  A prisoner in solitary confinement, Alabama August 1979 - Sean Kernan

Breaking Into Prison

Breaking Into Prison - A prisoner in solitary confinement, Alabama August 1979 - Sean Kernan

Mentally Ill Prisoners Are Destroyed By Solitary Confinement

Mentally Ill Prisoners Are Destroyed By Solitary Confinement

State inmates in solitary confinement surpass 4,000 despite vows to limit use

State inmates in solitary confinement surpass 4,000 despite vows to limit use

2 Killers Escape Maximum Security Prison Using Power Tools [Video]

What Happens When Inmates in Solitary Confinement Blow the Whistle on Their Abuse? | VICE | United States

What Happens When Inmates in Solitary Confinement Blow the Whistle on Their Abuse? | VICE | United States

In this illustrated op-ed video, artist Molly Crabapple explains the trauma suffered by prisoners in solitary confinement. (There are 80,000 in the U.S.)

Why solitary confinement is a form of torture

In this illustrated op-ed video, artist Molly Crabapple explains the trauma suffered by prisoners in solitary confinement. (There are 80,000 in the U.S.)

Iowa's Appeal Court approved a 45 year sentence last Wednesday on October 30, 2015.  It’s called the Criminalization of Asperger Syndrome and Mental Illness.

Iowa's Appeal Court approved a 45 year sentence last Wednesday on October 30, 2015. It’s called the Criminalization of Asperger Syndrome and Mental Illness.

How To Survive Life In Solitary Confinement

How To Survive Life In Solitary Confinement

▶ Alone: Teens in Solitary Confinement -   Fascinating YouTube channel with mini documentaries

▶ Alone: Teens in Solitary Confinement - Fascinating YouTube channel with mini documentaries

The Shocking, Painful Trauma of Being a Trans Prisoner in Solitary Confinement

The Shocking, Painful Trauma of Being a Trans Prisoner in Solitary Confinement

Although the UN considers the practice torture, 85 percent of LGBT prisoners say they've been placed in solitary confinement, for months and often years. For inmates like Daisy Meadows, a trans woman incarcerated in a men's prison, isolation is used.

One state admits error in using solitary confinement on kids, too late for some | Fusion

One State Admits Error in Using Solitary Confinement on Kids, Too Late for Some

One state admits error in using solitary confinement on kids, too late for some | Fusion

Albert Woodfox.“There is no other American prisoner who has been as long in solitary,” Woodfox’s lawyer, George Kendall of the New York-based law firm Squi...

Angola Three inmate in longest solitary confinement seeking damages in court

Albert Woodfox.“There is no other American prisoner who has been as long in solitary,” Woodfox’s lawyer, George Kendall of the New York-based law firm Squi...

From banning the box to rethinking solitary confinement, criminal justice reformers had a great year.

Seven ways our criminal justice system got a little more just in 2015

From banning the box to rethinking solitary confinement, criminal justice reformers had a great year.