The Living Death of Solitary Confinement –

Lisa Guenther’s important piece on solitary confinement:

“We ask too little of prisoners when we isolate them in units where they are neither allowed nor obliged to create and sustain meaningful, supportive relations with others.  For the sake of justice, not only for them but for ourselves, we must put an end to the over-use of solitary confinement in this country, and we must begin the difficult but mutually rewarding work of bringing the tens of thousands of currently isolated prisoners back into the world.”

via The Living Death of Solitary Confinement –


  1. it’s torture, pure and simple. it’s done to prisoners because their jailers know that it hurts them. we here in the u.s. love to get revenge, we love to hurt people.

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