Tonight, Tuesday, Sept 3
9pm on CBC Radio 1
If you’re beyond the airwave, you can livestream the show here: http://www.cbc.ca/player/Radio/
When the concept of solitary confinement was first implemented in the early 19th century, the idea was not to punish the prisoner, but to give him space to reflect, reform, and flourish. Two centuries later, despite the growing use of segregation in Canada and the United States, the practice produces very different results. Prisoners who have lived through segregation say the experience is torturous. Freelance journalist Brett Story explores the long-term effects of solitary on the mind, and on society.