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Inside America’s Toughest Federal Prison

The New York Times Magazine

Inside America’s Toughest Federal Prison

Mark Binelli, “Inside America’s Toughest Federal Prison,” The New York Times Magazine, March 26, 2015.

“For years, conditions inside the United States’ only federal supermax facility were largely a mystery. But a landmark lawsuit is finally revealing the harsh world within.”

This long-form article examines the United States Penitentiary Administrative Maximum Facility in Florence, Colorado, known colloquially as the ADX. It is the highest-security prison in the country, where prisoners spend approximately 23 hours per day in solitary confinement.

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Keywords: administrative segregation, supermax, super-max, mental health, mental illness, long-term segregation