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Slow-Motion Torture: Use of solitary confinement in American Prisons

Nickie Phillips

Slow-Motion Torture, Rolling Stone Magazine December 6, 2012

Read Jeff Tietz's article Slow-Motion Torture in the 12/6/12 issue of Rolling Stone magazine.

"Such widespread ignorance about the effects of solitary confinement is striking, given that the United States itself pioneered the practice nearly two centuries ago - and that the experiment was decisively proved inhumane by a century's worth of data."