Cruel & Unusual? Colorado Rethinks Solitary Confinement

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Former Wisconsin Corrections Secretary Rick Raemisch stands outside the Colorado State Penitentiary in Cañon City where he famously spent 20 hours in solitary confinement, formerly known as administrative segregation, in 2014. Raemisch now heads the the Colorado Department of Corrections. Says Raemisch: “I’ll tell you right now, segregation doesn’t work — at all.” Photo taken Jan. 29, 2016.

Former Wisconsin Corrections Secretary Rick Raemisch stands outside the Colorado State Penitentiary in Cañon City where he famously spent 20 hours in solitary confinement, formerly known as administrative segregation, in 2014. Raemisch now heads the the Colorado Department of Corrections. Says Raemisch: “I’ll tell you right now, segregation doesn’t work — at all.” Photo taken Jan. 29, 2016.

Corrections chief Rick Raemisch helps Colorado lead a national drive to end a practice many believe amounts to torture.
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