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Congress unlocks America's hidden shame of solitary confinement | James Ridgeway and Jean Casella

PUBLISHED June 19, 2012

Imagine a place filled with closed, windowless cells. Each cell may be so small that you can extend your arms and touch the side walls. It may contain a bunk of poured concrete, a toilet, perhaps a small table and stool. A few personal possessions ? books, family photos ? may be permitted, or they may not. The door to the cell is solid steel.

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