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Solitary confinement is torture? Mama Rice 34 kids; North Las Vegas, Nevada 11980 posts
28th Jan '13

Is solitary confinement in prison torture?



I am watching Law and Order SVU where Elliot goes to solitary for 3 days because the guy who tried to kill him was using the fact he was in there for 14 years.

Chibs 2 kids; Missouri 12147 posts
28th Jan '13

When my dad was in prison he was in solitary for like 3 weeks straight
He went even more crazy than he already was

Soon to be 4<3 Due January 10 (girl); 1 child; Texas 2201 posts
28th Jan '13

They're locked in a small dark room, I think yes. I would go completely nuts.

user banned 3 kids; Los Angeles, California 54034 posts
28th Jan '13

I definitely don't think it's productive-I think prison should be more about rehabilitation and less about punishment.

Lauralie89 3 kids; Pennsylvania 2244 posts
28th Jan '13

Mental torture. It really messes with a persons mind. Pretty sure its illegal to keep someone in solitary for extended periods of time (not sure exactly what the limit is)

Mama Rice 34 kids; North Las Vegas, Nevada 11980 posts
28th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lauralie89:</b>" Mental torture. It really messes with a persons mind. Pretty sure its illegal to keep someone in solitary for extended periods of time (not sure exactly what the limit is)"</blockquote>



Charles Manson has been in solitary most of his prison stay (I am pretty sure all of it). And a friend works in a state prison in Ohio he said child molesters usually have to spend long periods of time in solitary for their own protection.

Lauralie89 3 kids; Pennsylvania 2244 posts
28th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama Rice:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Lauralie89:</b>" Mental torture. It really messes with a persons ... [snip!] ... a state prison in Ohio he said child molesters usually have to spend long periods of time in solitary for their own protection."</blockquote>




Ya, I started thinking about that too. So I'm probably wrong lol

allison erin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Olympia, Washington 12798 posts
28th Jan '13

I think that solitary confinement is effective to a certain degree - especially if the person poses a direct threat to the people around them. There comes a point, however, where it seems that the solitude will make a worse situation by mentally harming the prisoner and potentially to others.