Andrew Gersh

Documentary Editor for the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond

ALONE: Teens in Solitary Confinement

It’s an epidemic of what some call state-sanctioned torture in America: the solitary confinement of thousands of incarcerated teenagers, locked in cells the size of small bathrooms for up to 23 hours a day. ALONE: Teens in Solitary Confinement investigates New York City’s Rikers Island jail complex, where unconvicted teens often find themselves confined in ‘the box’ for months at a time. It takes a candid and critical look at one of the most controversial forms of incarceration affecting adolescents in the United States; a form of punishment shrouded in secrecy.

ALONE is featured in the premiere episode of  “REVEAL,” a new, four-part series for public television presented by Oregon Public Broadcasting. It has also shown at film festivals around the world, including the 2014 Social Justice and UNSPOKEN Human Rights film festivals.

ALONE: Teens in Solitary Confinement was produced and directed by Daffodil Altan for the Center for Investigative Reporting. Read more here.

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