The True Cost of Extreme Isolation in New York's Prisons

"I feel like the walls are closing in on me. I get suicidal…"
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Experience

  • Malone, New York, was founded in 1805, and sacked in the War of 1812 by British and Canadian troops.  Many churches – Roman Catholic, Methodist, Evangelical and Jehovah’s Witnesses – dot Malone’s landscape.

    Visit Malone

    Visit the corrections town of Malone, home to one of New York’s two extreme isolation prisons.

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    Multimedia

    Watch NYCLU videos and read letters from prisoners.

  • Racial Distribution in SHU cells

    By the Numbers

    View data on who is in New York’s extreme isolation cells.