Is Solitary Confinement “Cruel and Unusual”

After reading Atul Gawande’s essay in the New Yorker, I’m convinced that solitary confinement is cruel and unusual. It wrecks the psyche of many prisoners and leaves them unfit to ever fully reintegrate with society: One of the paradoxes of solitary confinement is that, as starved as people become for companionship, the experience typically leavesContinue reading “Is Solitary Confinement “Cruel and Unusual””