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What does SHU stand for?

SHU stands for Special Housing Unit (prison)

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A purported crime boss who was being held as a pretrial detainee petitioned for a writ of habeas corpus, challenging his detention in a restrictive special housing unit.
A special housing unit cell where inmates were moved for their own protection or protection of other inmates in the general population.
The rhythmic clink, clank, clink of full restraints echoed off the barren walls of the now empty Special Housing Unit (SHU) * as the last inmate left his cell and shuffled through the hall to an awaiting prison bus.