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Tag Archive: Solitary confinement

Mar 07 2014

Its high price in terms of the misery and suffering it inflicts

More from that HRW statement to the Senate committee in 2012. The proliferation of super-maximum security prisons is a symptom of profound problems in the nation’s prison systems. Beginning in the 1980s, exploding prison populations caused by increasingly lengthy sentences and diminished opportunities for early release, constrained budgets, inappropriately low staff-to-inmate ratios, and punitive correctional …

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Mar 07 2014

A blot

An item that’s been under my radar is the overuse of solitary confinement in prisons in the US. First there’s the radical, off the charts overuse of prisons themselves, then there’s the wild overuse of solitary in those prisons, and you have a shameful human rights situation. SHAMEFUL. Fresh Air did a couple of interviews …

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