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Solitary Confinement: Punishment Or Cruelty?

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Solitary Confinement: Punishment Or Cruelty?

Solitary Confinement: Punishment Or Cruelty?

Solitary Confinement: Punishment Or Cruelty?

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A hallway at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. The prison, opened in 1829 and closed in 1970, pioneered the use of solitary confinement. Jacki Lyden /NPR hide caption

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A hallway at Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. The prison, opened in 1829 and closed in 1970, pioneered the use of solitary confinement.

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In this week's podcast of weekends on All Things Considered, challenging the practice of solitary confinement. Then, how scientists are trying to keep us safe from asteroids, and a profile of Aldo Leopold. Plus, the winner of "3MF," and the revival of the musical "The Last Five Years."