Racial Disparities in Solitary

Face of Black man sitting in darkness, a shadow across his face, only partial face visible, eyes closed in agony

Significant racial disparities exist in solitary confinement likely due to implicit bias. The most restrictive settings are 80% people of color.

Stop Torture in NC’s Prisons

image of a solitary confinement cell - plank to lay on, small window, toilet that is also a sink, and small desk attached to concrete wall

Put a person in that cell. No visits, no phone calls. No books, radio, tv or personal property of any sort to engage them. Put them there in this solitude for months, years