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The cruelty of solitary confinement

 Spare Change News - USA 26 August 2019

In Massachusetts, USA, a prison inmate can be placed in solitary confinement for up to ten years, 23 hours per day. Prisoners in solitary are not given a release date and spend day after day in a room no larger than a bathroom, and with no idea when they’ll get out. Campaigners say this treatment is extremely detrimental to prisoners’ mental and physical health as well as their rehabilitation, and are calling for new legislation to limit the length of solitary confinement to six months. (608 Words) - By Jonathan Igne-Bianchi


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