New York Begins To Question Solitary Confinement As Default

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Nicklas Trujeque in his solitary confinement cell in New Mexico State Penitentiary. Inmates spend 23 hours a day in these cells, with a one-hour period in an open cell outside. According to the New Mexico ACLU, until recent state reforms, the average length of stay for an inmate here was around three years. Natasha Haverty/For NPR hide caption

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Amid Backlash Against Isolating Inmates, New Mexico Moves Toward Change

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Burt Neuborne and Zephyr Teachout convinced audience members that the right to unlimited spending on political speech is not guaranteed by the Constitution. Intelligence Squared U.S. hide caption

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Is Unlimited Spending On Political Speech A Protected Right?

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