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Pamela Winn, a registered nurse by training, was pregnant when incarcerated in 2008. After a miscarriage, she was put into solitary confinement for what she was told was medical observation. That eight months in solitary scarred her for life, she says. Katja Ridderbusch/KHN hide caption

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Psychiatrist: America's 'Extremely Punitive' Prisons Make Mental Illness Worse

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"What makes this pandemic so scary is all the unknown factors," writes 40-year-old Mohammed Monsuri. Lisa R. Cohen hide caption

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Lockdown In Lockup: A Prisoner At Sing Sing On Life During The COVID-19 Crisis

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On Tuesday, April 28 demonstrators outside Westville Correctional Facility protested conditions in the facility. Annacaroline Caruso/ WVPE hide caption

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Many jails and prisons won't give prisoners buprenorphine, a drug which controls heroin and opioid cravings, known also by the brand name Suboxone. Elise Amendola/AP hide caption

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