The bizarre history of solitary confinement
From Quakers to the Quaker President
Once considered torture, now business as usual
Solitary confinement used to be considered a form of torture in the United States and was not used widely.
Then like many evil things – the war on drugs and our private health insurance system – it was given life by Richard Nixon and his fellow band of psychopaths.
The details of today’s grim reality.
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Another organization that works to reform the pointless cruelty of the US prison system.