How Florida Prisons Use Solitary Confinement

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Younger inmates of Florida prisons are more likely to be confined to solitary cells, regardless of their race or ethnicity, according to a six-year study of punishments for disciplinary infractions in the state’s penal institutions.

The study, entitled Solitary Confinement as Punishment: Examining In-Prison Sanctioning Disparities, found that age and gender are more significant than race in determining which prisoners receive the harshest punishment that authorities can mete out for violating the rules.

The study . . .

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