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SUPERMAX LAW

Torture Nation, Torture Law
John T. Parry, 97 Georgetown Law Review 1001 (2009)

Prolonged Solitary Confinement and theConstitution
Julius Lobel, 11 Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law 115

Supermax Prisons:  Increasing Security
or Permitting Persecution?

M Bishop, 47 Arizona Law Review 461 (2005)

Solitary Confinement and International Human Rights
Elizabeth Vasiliades, 21 Am. U. Int'l. L. Rev. 71 (2005)

The Common Law of Supermax Litigation:
David Fathi, Pace Law Journal, February, 2005

Technology and the 8th Amendment
The Problem of Supermax Prisons
4 N.C. Journal of Law and Technology (2002)


Chavez v. Wackenhut
USDC. NM Report of Magistrate Judge Robert Scott

Moussaoui Appeal Brief
4th Circuit Court of Appeals, Jan. 19, 2008 (219 pgs)

Indiana Corrections Dept. Settles Case with ACLU
Solitary Confinement "Inappropriate" for Mentally Ill Prisoners
ACLU Press Release, January 30, 2007

U.S. Dept. of Justice Report on Inmates' Mental Health Problems
Mast vs. Donohue Complaint
Mast vs. Donohue Settlement Agreement

Court Cites Cruel Conditions at Wisconsin Supermax
Stripped naked in a small prison cell with nothing except a toilet; forced to sleep on a concrete floor or slab; denied any human contact... this might sound like a stay at a Soviet gulag in the 1930s...it is, according to the claims in this case, Wisconsin in 2002.
Gillis v. Litscher (7th Cir., Nov. 15, 2006)

Judge Rules 12 Years in Solitary not Cruel or Unusual
Fleming v. Nebraska, et al. (USDC. Neb. Oct. 16, 2006)

Wisconsin Supermax Prison Conditions Not Bad Enough

January 20, 2006 - The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in an opinion by Judge Posner that Jeffrey Dahmer's killer cannot sue Wisconsin officials over his treatment in Supermax prison, even though officials should have known supermax prison conditions worsened his mental illness.

Taking Supermax Seriously - Comment  (Concurring Opinions Blog)

Mississippi State Prison (MSP) Parchman, Miss.
ACLU Complaint (29 pgs);  Settlement Agreement (Consent Decree)

U.S. Supreme Court Approves Ohio Supermax Policy

June 13, 2005 - In Wilkinson v. Austin, No. 04-495, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court. The syllabus is here; Justice Kennedy's opinion is here; and the oral argument transcript is here


 

Out of Time:  Max Security & the Dark Trickster
Christina Olson Spiesel, Quinnipiac Univ. (2002)

If the SHU Fits:  Pelican Bay - Cruel and Unusual?
Sally Mann Romano, 45 Emory L. J. (Summer, 1996)

Major U. S. Supermax Prisons

FEDERAL SUPERMAX (ADX) PRISON
Florence, Colorado

CALIFORNIA - PELICAN BAY

ILLINOIS - MARION, TAMMS, & THOMSON

OHIO STATE PRISON

The Paradox of Supermax,
Time Magazine, Jan. 25, 2007

VIRGINIA - WALLENS RIDGE & RED ONION

WISCONSIN SECURE FACILITY  (Boscobel)

SUPERMAX PSYCHOLOGY

The Ninth Circle of Hell

The Worst Scars are in the Mind
ICL Journal, Diarmuid Cunniffe

Isolation:  A Concept Analysis

We do not Torture: George W. Bush, 2005
by FooFoo5, Turn your Head and Scoff
September 13, 2009

End Psychologist's Role in State Torture
by Stephen Soldz, Boston Globe, August 12, 2008

Patterns of Disturbed Behavior in Supermax Populations
by David Lovell, 35 Criminal Justice & Behavior 985 (2008)

Are (Supermax) Prisons Driving Prisoners Mad?
Time Magazine, Jan. 26, 2007

Prison Horrors Haunt Guards' Private Lives
Denver Post, March 24, 2007

Supermaxing the Brain
Crime & Consequences, Jan. 29, 2007

No Touch Torture
Dr. Helen, January 29, 2007

The Case Against Supermax
Sentencing Law and Policy Blog, Jan. 28, 2007

Pathological Effects of Supermax Prisons
Lorna Rhodes, 95 American J. of Public Health, Oct, 2006)

Death Be Not Proud, Aug. 13-15, 2006
I Could Use Some Time to Myself, Aug. 4, 2006
Turn Your Head and Scoff (Prison Psychiatrist's Blog)

Mental Illness and Supermax Prison
TPM-Cafe, May, 2006

Psychological Effects of Supermax Prison
Inside Prison, April, 2006

Madness in Maximum Security
Peter Monaghan, Chronicles of Higher Ed., June 18, 2004

Supermax Prisons Creating Mental Cases
Sandrine Ageorges, L.A. Times, October, 2003

A Psychologist's View of "Evil" in Max Security Prisons
1 Perspectives on Evil and Human Wickedness, No. 3
James Piatt, July 2003

Mental Health Issues:  Solitary and Supermax Confinement
Craig Haney, 49 Crime & Delinquency 124, January, 2003

lll-Equipped:  Prisons and Mental Illness
Human Rights Watch Report, 2003

The Psychological Impact of Incarceration
Craig Haney, U.C. Santa Cruz, December, 2001

Cognitive Intervention Program in Segregate Confinement
Diane Cohen, 2 Journal of Undergraduate Research, July 2001

Solitary Confinement Torture in the U.S.
Bonnie Kerness; American Friends Service Comm., 1998

Twenty-Five Years Later
Haney & Zimbardo, 53 American Psychologist, No. 7, July 1998

The Stanford Experiment (1971): 
Zimbardo's Website - Simulated
Supermax Prison

Supermax Prisons and the Constitution:
Liability Concerns in the Extended Control Unit, William Collins, U.S. Justice Dept., NIC, Nov., 2004.

 



Supermax Books

Exile Nation: Drugs, Prisons, Politics,
and Spirituality, By Charles Shaw

Sasha Abramski:  American Furies:
Crime, Punishment, and Vengeance in the Age of Mass Imprisonment

Interview by Prema Polit, AlterNet, April 14, 2007
American Furies: Review, May 11, 2007

James H. Bruton: The Big House

James Earley:  The Hot House

Alan Elsner:  Gates of Injustice

     Chapter 1
     Chapter 3
     Reviews

     Up the River (article)

Joseph Hallinan:  Going Up the River

John Irwin; The Warehouse Prison

Joy James:  States of Confinement

Alfred McCoy:  A Question of Torture

Lorna Rhodes:  Total Confinement

Interview with Lorna Rhodes    
Book Review
Book Review No. 2


 

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