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solitary confinement

n. the placement of a prisoner in a Federal or state prison in a cell away from other prisoners, usually as a form of internal penal discipline, but occasionally to protect the convict from other prisoners or to prevent the prisoner from causing trouble. Long-term solitary confinement may be found to be unconstitutional as "cruel and unusual punishment."

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SIDON, Lebanon: An inmate of a Sidon prison was recently put into solitary confinement because he began eating other inmates' food.
In comparison, about 3 percent of prisoners and 6 percent of jail inmates had spent less than a week in segregation or solitary confinement.
In the Supreme Court judgment, read out by Lord Reed, the total period in solitary confinement was described as "exceptional".
The Palestinian detainees held in solitary confinement in Ashkelon prison are completely cut off from outside world and subjected to inhumane and provocative practices carried out by Israeli prison guards.
To be noted, solitary confinement is widely used in Israeli prisons against Palestinian political prisoners.
TDCJ would not reveal how long Tracy has been in solitary confinement or when it began.
Because he is the common target of the thieves and the coup makers, Baransu has been held in solitary confinement for 102 days.
Many talked about jail, prison, and law enforcement medical abuse and neglect; coerced suicide; torture such as solitary confinement, the torture/restraint chair, and stress position cage; racial profiling; and the way jails and prisons destroy individuals and families.
Synopsis: Taking readers into the darkness of solitary confinement, "The Marion Experiment: Long-Term Solitary Confinement and the Supermax Movement" is a searing collection of convict experiences, academic research, and policy recommendations shines a light on the proliferation of supermax (super-maximum-security) prisons and the detrimental effects of long-term high-security confinement on prisoners and their families.
prisoners in solitary confinement; replica solitary confinement cell; at 5:30 p.
Earlier, Yaroshenko's lawyer said that the detainee was placed in solitary confinement in Fort Dix prison, where he was interrogated for four hours, Russia Today reported.
Solitary confinement in prisons should be severely curtailed and should not be applied to juveniles or people with serious mental illness, APHA said in comments to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights Feb.