Russell "Maroon" Shoatz, a former Black Liberation Army soldier former member of the Black Panthers who became a prominent and influential prison abolitionist while behind bars for more than two decades in solitary confinement during a nearly 50-year prison sentence, has died

The renaming recognizes the injustice to Browder and his role in shedding light on prison abuse of minors.

Candie Hailey says the abuse she endured in solitary led her to attempt suicide "more than 100 times."


The New Orleans' native was the longest-serving prisoner to be held in solitary confinement in US history.


The president says juvenile solitary confinement is overused and has devastating psychological ramifications.

Seven inmates were given a combined total punishment of 7,150 days, or 19.75 years, of solitary confinement at the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC).