Last in a three-part report on solitary confinement in U.S. prisons.
Prison officials in New York last year reached a tentative settlement with the state's civil liberties union, agreeing to shelve a pending legal battle and instead collaborate on new rules that could sharply limit the time inmates spend in solitary confinement. And that could mean downsizing New York's network of isolation cells known as SHU units.
A lot of people praised the deal, but it angered Mike Powers.
"Our SHUs are not the dungeons that people portray them to be," Powers says.