solitary confinement http://kalw.org en StoryCorps: Staying in touch with someone in solitary confinement http://kalw.org/post/storycorps-staying-touch-someone-solitary-confinement <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-193a4d4d-7161-1a0a-b6f8-8a82f99baefa"><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Sitawa Natambu Jamaa </span><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">has been incarcerated for 33 years </span><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">at the Pelican Bay State Prison in Crescent City</span><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">; 23 of them </span><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); background-color: transparent; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">in the Security Housing Unit, also known as </span><span style="font-size: 19px; font-family: Arial; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">the SHU. He spends most of his time&mdash;up to 22 hours a day&mdash;in a small, windowless cell. His charge is murder, though his sister Marie Levin says he did not commit the crime.</span></span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"> Tue, 01 Oct 2013 02:12:13 +0000 Charlotte Silver 33803 at http://kalw.org StoryCorps: Staying in touch with someone in solitary confinement Today on Your Call:Friday Media Roundtable http://kalw.org/post/today-your-callfriday-media-roundtable-0 <p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 06:57:57 +0000 Malihe Razazan 29996 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call:Friday Media Roundtable Today on Your Call: What is the reality of solitary confinement in US prisons? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-what-reality-solitary-confinement-us-prisons <P>On today's Your Call, We’ll have a conversation with investigative journalist and former hostage, Shane Bauer about California’s Pelican Bay State Special Housing Unit also known as SHU. Join us live at 10 or send an email to feedback@yourcallraido.org? What are the long-term mental health effects of near total isolation? It’s Your Call, with Holly Kernan and you.</P> <P> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 07:00:00 +0000 Malihe Razazan 18596 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: What is the reality of solitary confinement in US prisons? Transgender immigrant detainees face isolation in detention http://kalw.org/post/transgender-immigrant-detainees-face-isolation-detention <p>The issue of prison rape is often belittled by standup comedians, but it&rsquo;s really no laughing matter &ndash; especially if you&rsquo;re a transgender woman locked up in an all-male facility.</p><p>Grace Lawrence, 43, is a transgender woman from Liberia who was in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, for nearly three years. For all but six months, she was kept in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day.</p><p>Often, transgender inmates are placed in protective custody &ndash; also known as solitary confinement &ndash; for their own protection.</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 15:26:04 +0000 Nancy Lopez 12485 at http://kalw.org Transgender immigrant detainees face isolation in detention