solitary confinement


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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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The ruling means Salah will spend one year in solitary confinement, subject to him being released at the end of the new term.
Prisoners with pyschosocial or cognitive disabilities were found to be disproportionately placed in solitary confinement, at times for up to 22 hours a day.
The SPS do not use the term solitary confinement, instead describing it as "removal from association".
Kalief Browder's tragic death brought almost immediate attention to the brutal treatment that catalyzed it, and the practice of solitary confinement in particular.
But that's exactly what they've done, along with the documentary presenter George Lamb who also agrees to try out life in solitary confinement for himself.
The backdrop of that election--and the dramatic social changes subsequently unfurled by a Republican-dominated legislature and a president issuing a new rash of confusing and dismaying executive orders (on policing, immigration, and climate change, for instance) on every day after his January 20, 2017 confirmation--has shaped and reshaped the way I have thought and talked about the findings I describe in 23/7 concerning long-term solitary confinement.
Though Guzman's lawyers had argued that his conditions were more restrictive than any other US prisoner's, Cogan said they were not unusual for solitary confinement and that he would not make the case a "referendum" on the use of solitary confinement generally.
One woman stated she had been placed in solitary confinement for possessing a book containing pictures and envelopes.
Abdul-Salam, Nidal and Noureddin Amer, who come from the Qalqiliya-area village of Beit Amin, have started an open-ended hunger strike since November 2 in protest of being held in solitary confinement in the Israeli prison of Eshel.
Just as the death penalty became untenable in Canada, solitary confinement is becoming an issue of deep moral and ethical concern.
Solitary confinement is a highly criticised method of punishment used against human rights figures and activists.
It provides a much-needed comparative analysis of different aspects of the practice of solitary confinement, such as its purpose and authorization; challenges and appeals concerning, and limitations on, its use; and accommodations, access to the outside world, and the use of physical restraints.