Jean Casella


Jean Casella is co-director of Solitary Watch, a web-based watchdog project that investigates and documents the use of solitary confinement in U.S. prisons and jails. Since its founding in 2009, Solitary Watch has increased public awareness and catalyzed change on a once-invisible domestic human rights issue. Earlier in her career, Casella managed several mission-driven book and magazine publishers. Her writing has appeared in The Nation, Mother Jones, The Guardian, and many other outlets, and she is co-editor of three anthologies, including Hell Is a Very Small Place: Voices from Solitary Confinement. For her reporting on prisons, she has received a Soros Justice Media Fellowship and an Alicia Patterson Fellowship. 

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