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.
- Fernando Sucre
- Tom Paxton
- Lincoln Burrows
- Michael Scofield