Solitary Confinement Policies at ‘Tipping Point’ in U.S., say Reformers

The nationwide push to end solitary confinement, which criminal justice experts excoriate as inhuman, archaic and counterproductive, and which medical authorities decry as causing profound psychological damage, is meeting fierce resistance from prison wardens in some states who are unwilling to give up what they see as a key tool for punishing unruly inmates—or protecting them from harm.

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