Each week, we receive hundreds of voicemails from people inside Arizona’s detention centers, or their loved ones looking for someone to help navigate the complicated legal system.
This voicemail is from a man who was sent to solitary confinement. With his permission, we’re sharing it with you.
In solitary (“the hole”), people are kept in single cells for twenty-three hours a day, with limited access to family visitation, phone calls, and outdoor recreation time. For more information on the use of solitary confinement in immigration detention and how people get there, please see this report by the National Immigrant Justice Center.