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'Solitary' Trailer Explores The Damaging Effects Of Prison Confinement

HBO's new documentary showcases a Virginia jail's reform efforts.

In supermax, no one can hear you cry.

The new HBO documentary “Solitary: Inside Red Onion State Prison” provides unparalleled access to the world of super-maximum-security prisons, where the worst criminal offenders are held 23 hours a day in confined 8-by-10 cells that look like small bathrooms.

The Huffington Post has the exclusive premiere of the trailer for “Solitary,” for which director Kristi Jacobson (”A Place at the Table,” “Toots”) was granted unprecedented entry into a tough Virginia penitentiary. Jacobson filmed there for a year, during which correctional officers attempted much-needed reform.

Watch the trailer above, and catch “Solitary” on Feb. 6 on HBO.

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