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State prison use of solitary confinement an urgent crisis: NYCLU

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The New York Civil Liberties Union said today that state prison use of solitary confinement puts more than 4,000 inmates into extreme forced isolation that deprives them of meaningful human interaction and mental stimulation, while imposing idleness that fails to prepare them for release. In a report following a yearlong investigation, the NYCLU said that from 2007 to 2011, New York issued more than 68,100 sentences to isolation for violations of prison rules, averaging five ...


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ThePhilistine
October 3, 2012
5:40 p.m.

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good

gspete
October 3, 2012
8:08 p.m.

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They are in jail because they are bad people. If they end up in solitary confinement then so be it. Don't break the law in the first place.

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