Solitary confinement: No interaction, no education, no sunlight. This is the reality for many prisoners in America’s prisons today. Does it work? What does it entail? www.infographicworld.com has cr...
eated an infographic entitled “Black Hole”, shedding light on the dark side of solitary confinement.
Solitary confinement started in the 1800’s, and continues today. While it’s a hard number to nail down, experts believe there are over 81,000 inmates currently in solitary confinement. Once believed to be a helpful disciplinary tool, it’s seen as over-reaching and inhumane. It’s estimated that one in three inmates in solitary confinement suffer from a mental illness. What’s even more troubling, is that 52% of solitary confinement inmates will become repeat offenders.
This infographic details the effects of solitary confinement on the mental and physical well-being of prisoners, gives statistics on how many prisons practice solitary confinement, and outlines the financial toll of this cruel practice.
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