The U.S. holds more prisoners in solitary confinement than any other democratic country, according to critics of the treatment. Here, an immigrant detainee makes a call from his "segregation cell" at a detention facility in Adelanto, Calif., last November. John Moore/Getty Images hide caption

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Solitary Confinement Costs $78K Per Inmate And Should Be Curbed, Critics Say

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Before Lawmakers, Former Inmates Tell Their Stories

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U.S. Authorities Want Mexico To Extradite 'El Chapo'

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New York Backs Off Controversial Punishment For Juveniles

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In Security Cases, Feds No Longer Get Benefit Of The Doubt

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John Lewis (left) and Stuart Gaffney embrace outside San Francisco's City Hall shortly before the U.S. Supreme Court ruling cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California in June. Noah Berger/AP hide caption

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Obama Tries Going It Alone — And Moves Onto Murky Legal Ground

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An Unusual Coalition Helps Mandatory Minimum Bill Clear Senate Committee

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Privacy Board Recommends Eliminating NSA Phone Record Program

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Will Voters Or Courts Decide Virginia's Gay-Marriage Case?

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In Child Pornography Cases, Collectors Might Be Charged Too

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