CRY! “I Am Somebody’s Daughter” Voices from Solitary Confinement

Children in Prison WHY THEY ARE THERE?

CRY!“I Am Somebody’s Daughter”Voices from SolitaryConfinement

CRY!“I Am Somebody’s Daughter”Voices from SolitaryConfinement


Voices from Solitary:

“I Am Somebody’s

Daughter”

The following account is by Nicole Natschke, who is currently held in the segregation unit at Illinois’s Logan Correctional Facility, about three hours south of Chicago. Logan was repurposed from a men’s prison to imprison women from the shuttered Dwight and Lincoln Correctional Centers.

The prison, which has a rated capacity of 1,106, currently holds 1,950 people. A December 2014 report by the John Howard Association described the dismal conditions at the “overcrowded [and] underresourced” prison.

Natschke was originally scheduled to be released in December 2014 after 14 months in prison, but her segregation sentence extended her time in prison.

Shortly after her arrival in segregation, a woman in the adjoining cell committed suicide.

Her account, titled “Solitary Confinement Is Torture,” shows that even…

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