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#HALT Solitary Confinement

man in prison jail
photo: Donald Tong

The detrimental effects solitary confinement has on the human psyche and mind are undeniable. Human rights experts and organizations have denounced the practice, calling the use of solitary confinement a form of torture. Sadly, it’s practice is still in use as solitary confinement for prolonged periods still occur across the country leaving youth, pregnant (and postpartum) women, the elderly, the mentally ill, and the differently abled vulnerable to such harmful forms of isolation.

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