Solitary Confinement

Solitary Confinement

No Way Out Of The Monster Factory

Streaming Video - 2013
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Across the United States, approximately 80,000 inmates are locked down in solitary confinement. The practice has led to Congressional hearings, UN reports, and even prison hunger strikes. Is solitary inhumane-and even a form of torture? In this ABC News program, reporter Dan Harris volunteers to spend 48 hours "in the hole" at Denver County Jail in an effort to find out. Over the course of his brief but intense incarceration, Harris has to cope with a total lack of privacy, lights that stay on 24/7 for security reasons, barely edible food, and a previously unimaginable level of boredom. "The worst part is the screaming," says Harris. "The sounds of my fellow inmates losing their minds was incredibly unsettling.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2012
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (17 min.) :,sd., col


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