Solitary confinement puts prisoners with physical disabilities at greater risk than inmates in the general population and should never be used unless such prisoners represent genuine security risks to themselves or others, an American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) study concluded.
The study, released today, said the “devastating psychological and physical harms” associated with solitary are compounded when deaf, blind or otherwise disabled inmates are put in that position—even when it is ordered for their safety.
The ACLU researchers said . . .
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