EIGHT PRINCIPLES FOR Reforming Solitary Confinement

September 2015
American Prospect;Fall2015, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p34
The article discusses the eight principles to guide the reformation of solitary confinement in the U.S., making the practice more humane. Topics covered include criticisms on the country's criminal justice policies as inhumane, ineffective, and unduly costly, how solitary confinement is characterized by extreme social isolation and environmental deprivation, and the indirect political advantages of reducing the extent and harshness of solitary confinement.


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