Spencer Woodman is a staff reporter at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists.
The War on ImmigrantsNew Senate Bill Would Curtail ICE’s “Unnecessary Overuse of Solitary Confinement”
The bill is the first legislation prompted by an ICIJ and Intercept investigation into ICE’s rampant misuse of solitary confinement.
The War on Immigrants40 Percent of ICE Detainees Held in Solitary Confinement Have a Mental Illness, New Report Finds
The report from the Project on Government Oversight builds on an ICIJ and Intercept investigation into ICE’s widespread use of solitary confinement.
The War on ImmigrantsThousands of Immigrants Suffer in Solitary Confinement in ICE Detention
Locked for weeks or months in solitary cells, mentally ill and vulnerable detainees are plagued by anxiety, anger, depression, and suicidal impulses.
The War on ImmigrantsA Homeland Security Whistleblower Goes Public About ICE Abuse of Solitary Confinement
Ellen Gallagher’s yearslong effort to draw attention to ICE’s use of solitary confinement was met with a maze of bureaucratic indirection and indifference.