In an issue of Rolling Stone magazine from last month, Jeff Tietz gave a raw look inside the use of solitary confinement within the U.S. prison system. Once saved for only the most violent offenders, its use is now commonplace as punishment for the mildest infractions. Even worse, it is used to make its victims willing to do or say anything to make it stop.
Sadly, the stories from this article sound all too familiar.
Due to copyright subscriptions, I am unable to publish the article in its entirety. Please take a moment to borrow a copy or purchase a digital version to read what REALLY happens in solitary confinement. It is one of our nation's "dirty little secrets" that is finally being exposed.