Life in Solitary Confinement Over the past two decades, the use of solitary confinement has become widespread in U.S. prisons. Most inmates living in almost total isolation stay there for more than five years. In a three-part series, NPR examines the state of solitary confinement in U.S. prisons today.

As Populations Swell, Prisons Rethink Supermax

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Making It on the Outside, After Decades in Solitary

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