What Are The Pros And Cons Of Solitary Confinement

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I agree with Madeline and Julie that the cons of solitary confinement are much larger than the pros of solitary confinement. As the number of incarcerated increases in the US, which is a country with an abnormally high number of incarcerations annually, there are also a larger number of prisoners in solitary confinement. There have been studies shown that correlate lasting psychological damage with the amount of time a prisoner has spent in solitary confinement or isolation. The complete lack of human association and contact for a long period of time can cause severe psychological distress to a prisoner. Solitary confinement was once used as a form of short-term punishment; however, more and more prisoners are now placed in solitary confinement
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