Solitary Confinement in Jails A Largely Hidden Issue

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More than 300 inmates in Los Angeles' antiquated Men's Central Jail live in near-total solitude, deprived of meaningful human contact either because they misbehaved behind bars or because officials believe they must be kept away from others for safety reasons. Another 100, including women, are doing their time in solitary "restrictive housing" units at jails elsewhere in the county, the Los Angeles Times Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!