The ‘Misery of Solitary Confinement’

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Mary Buser

Last month, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that solitary confinement will no longer be applied to inmates aged 21 and under who are held in city jails.   That’s welcome evidence of the growing recognition of the grueling nature of this punishment.

A standard practice in jails and prisons nationwide, solitary confinement is used to punish jailhouse . . .

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