Black Holes: Ending Abuse Of Solitary Confinement

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Solitary confinement

In 2005, over 81,000 inmates were held in restricted housing. Solitary confinement is the practice of keeping prisoners in individual cells for most, if not all, hours of the day. Learn about the history of this practice, as well as its cost and the affect it has on the prisoners.

Black Hole: International groups have recommended that the practice be abolished for juvenile prisoners and abolished or greatly curtailed for all inmates, but thousands of Americans are placed in solitary confinement every year -- and many stay there for decades.

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