A person is put in solitary confinement every 43 minutes.
Corrections puts people in solitary more than 12,000 times per year.
There are more than 300 people in solitary right now.
The use of solitary confinement is growing faster than the prison population.
The number of people in solitary confinement has grown by 95% since 2009.
62% of people in solitary are Māori and Pacific people.
Women are 69% more likely to be put in solitary.
Solitary is used 4 times more often in New Zealand than in England and Wales.
In the last 10 years, at least 6 people have taken their own lives while in solitary.
8% of solitary confinement stays last longer than the internationally agreed maximum length.
 Ti Lamusse, "It's time to end solitary confinement," (Speech, End Solitary Confinement Campaign Launch, Ellen Melville Hall, New Zealand, October 14, 2017). For raw data, please contact [email protected]
 Sharon Shalev, "Thinking outside the Box? A review of seclusion and restraint practices in New Zealand" (Wellington: Human Rights Commission, 2017).
 Ti Lamusse, "Grieving Prison Death" (Master of Arts Thesis, University of Auckland, 2017).