solitary confinement

In 1829, Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia began using solitary confinement to better rehabilitate prisoners. In this prison, they believed those isolated in cells alone with the Bible, a small window, and honest work would begin to repent . Almost a century after its opening, this...
After Cici C.'s son spent three months in solitary confinement at Contra Costa County Juvenile Hall in Martinez, the seventeen-year-old suffered a severe mental breakdown. "When my son was hospitalized, I did not know that Juvenile Hall had transferred him ... until a nurse from [Contra...