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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Congressional Hearing on Solitary Confinement: finally!

On June 19th the first Congressional Hearing in the USA on Solitary Confinement took place. Many friends, family, activists and advocats for those held in these torturous conditions sent in their testimony. Solitarywatch has an archive with this testimony here:

http://solitarywatch.com/resources/testimony/

The actual hearing text can be read too in PDF form here:

http://solitarywatch.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/transcript-of-the-hearing.pdf

Here are some more articles about the Hearing:

Mother Jones: Senators Finally Ponder the Question: Is Solitary Confinement Wrong?

The Guardian: Congress unlocks America's hidden shame of solitary confinement.

New York Times Editorial: The Abuse of Solitary Confinement

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