Solitary Confinement: Inhumane, Ineffective, and Wasteful

Author: Southern Poverty Law Center

Publication/Source: Southern Poverty Law Center

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The use of solitary confinement is widely considered ineffective and inhumane.  This informative report explains the different forms of solitary confinement and its harmful consequences for both inmates and the public. 

It also illustrates the effects of solitary confinement on specific populations such as incarcerated youth, persons with disabilities, and sexual and gender nonconforming minorities.  In particular, it looks at the excessive use of solitary confinement in Florida, and it presents first-hand accounts of persons who experienced solitary confinement.

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