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.
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Life in Solitary Confinement

In a three-part series, NPR examines the state of solitary confinement in U.S. prisons today.

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