Solitary Confinement: Restrict Its Use

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Sonata Sesta 'La Vinciolina'

We don’t murder people no matter how heinous their crimes, and there must be strict protocol around solitary confinement as a tool of the justice system.

Globe and Mail -- Prisons watchdog seeks tough restrictions on solitary confinement

In his strongest terms yet, Canada’s long-serving federal prisons ombudsman has called for strict new legislative limits on solitary confinement.

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PBS -- What Does Solitary Confinement Do To Your Mind?

When corrections officials talk about solitary confinement, they describe it as the prison within the prison, and for good reason. For 23 hours a day, inmates are kept inside a cell that is approximately 80 square feet, smaller than a typical horse stable. Cells are furnished with a bed, sink and toilet, but rarely much else. Food is delivered through a slot in the door, and each day inmates are allowed just one hour of exercise, in a cage.

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