The SHU (Secure Housing Unit) is the solitary confinement facility in Fox River. It is a solitary confinement area for prisoners who are threats to others and prison safety. Prisoners are sent there for certain time periods as punishment for a bad usually violent actions. Sucre spent time in the SHU for being discovered with a Shank.

While in the SHU, inmates have no contact with other convicts, and are given meals - "chow" - through a small letterbox shaped opening in the door.

Also, this is the place where Lincoln Burrows spends his prison days in death row.

At different points in Season 1, Michael, Sucre, and Lincoln are in there at the same time.


  • Fernando Sucre
  • Tom Paxton
  • Lincoln Burrows
  • Michael Scofield

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