POLITICS

What It's Like To Be Put In Solitary Confinement

The story of a prisoner who was placed in solitary after reporting he was raped.

The damaging effects of solitary confinement, also known as administrative segregation or secure housing, are well documented. Research has shown that such isolation can provoke or aggravate mental illness and increase the risk of suicide. Prisoners who’ve emerged from solitary tell stories of hallucinations, panic attacks, and paranoia.

Video produced by Leighton Woodhouse

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