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TORTURE

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88,000 people are being tortured in US prisons

Defined by the United Nations as torture, solitary confinement is the act of isolating prisoners from any meaningful human interaction for 20-24 hours per day, most often for months at a time.  The practice is considered inhumane by human rights groups across the globe and it’s well-documented effects (PTSD, hallucinations, xxx, xxx) can be irreversible and far too often, fatal.  

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"It's like being

BURIED ALIVE"

Survivors of solitary describe the experience as extreme sensory deprivation and like being “buried alive”.  Because the lights never go off and there is a complete lack of schedule, people in isolation begin to experience psychosis in as little xx days.  About a third become xxx and acutely suicide within the first 15 days.

Studies show survivors of solitary are 78% more likely to commit suicide within one year of being released.

Unlock the Truth

There are many misconceptions about solitary confinement, it’s uses, and it’s harmful psychological effects.  Learn the truth. 

MYTH #1

SOLITARY CONFINEMENT IS USED FOR ONLY THE MOST VIOLENT OFFENSES

FALSE

Solitary Confinement is used as a punishment for “bad behavior” in correctional facilities.  This can mean anything from talking back to a guard to cheering too loudly during at sports game. 

MYTH #1

SOLITARY CONFINEMENT IS USED FOR ONLY THE MOST VIOLENT OFFENSES

FALSE

Solitary Confinement is used as a punishment for “bad behavior” in correctional facilities.  This can mean anything from talking back to a guard to cheering too loudly during at sports game. 

MYTH #1

SOLITARY CONFINEMENT IS USED FOR ONLY THE MOST VIOLENT OFFENSES

FALSE

Solitary Confinement is used as a punishment for “bad behavior” in correctional facilities.  This can mean anything from talking back to a guard to cheering too loudly during at sports game.