Sunday, March 29, 2009

Hellhole: Article on Solitary Confirnement

Annals of Human Rights: Hellhole: Reporting & Essays: The New Yorker, March 30, 2009. Atul Gawanda makes a strong case that prolonged solitary confinement is torture. He also discusses an alternative that has worked in Britain and Europe: housing prisoners in small groups where they have more control and more dignity.

1 comment:

Legal Aid said...

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