NC Cuts Solitary Confinement, Issues Remain

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North Carolina routinely puts inmates in solitary confinement for minor offenses, may keep them there for years, and it frequently releases them directly into the community with little preparation for the free world, says a Vera Institute of Justice study. About 2,200 of North Carolina’s inmates are now in solitary confinement, meaning that they spend 22 to 23 hours alone each day in cells smaller than parking spaces, the Charlotte Observer Want to read more? Please subscribe to The Crime Report!