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Breaking Down The Box – The Harms Of Systematic Use Of Solitary Confinement

Date: February 9, 2016 | Categories: Opinion All, Opinions, Video All,

Source: NRCAT Breaking Down the Box is a documentary that examines the mental health, racial justice and human rights implications of the systemic use of solitary confinement in U.S. prisons. It is a call to action for communities of faith to engage in the growing nationwide movement for restorative alternatives to isolated confinement that prioritize rehabilitation, therapeutic interventions, and recovery. The 40-minute …

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Solitary Confinement: A Look Inside the Controversial Punishment

Date: May 13, 2015 | Categories: Global Injustice, News, News, Video All, Videos,

Source: ABC News ABC News’s Dan Harris voluntarily spends 48 hours in a tiny cell at the Denver County Jail. Prisoners forced to live in solitary can suffer mental breakdowns and claustrophobia. Some critics claim when a prisoner is denied social interaction, it is “legalized torture.” The video is below in three parts. Part 1: Solitary Confinement: No Way Out of the …

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Interfaith activists call solitary confinement immoral, ineffective

Date: May 13, 2015 | Categories: Global Injustice, News, News,

Following is only partial part of the article. For the complete article, see They’re small spaces — sometimes 7 feet wide, 12 feet long. And they’re where some inmates are held, sometimes for days, sometimes for decades. Religious leaders across the country are speaking out against solitary confinement cells that they say should never be used by juveniles or the mentally ill …