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What Solitary Confinement Does To The Brain

How This Man Spent 40 Years In Solitary Confinement:

In the United States, some inmates get put into solitary confinement. How does it affect your brain?

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“After 41 years in solitary confinement, Herman Wallace was freed last week. Three days later, he died from complications from liver cancer in his sleep.”

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“In the largest prison protest in California’s history, nearly 30,000 inmates have gone on hunger strike. Their main grievance: the state’s use of solitary confinement, in which prisoners are held for years or decades with almost no social contact and the barest of sensory stimuli.”

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“Although the practice has been largely discontinued in most countries, it’s become increasingly routine over the past few decades within the American prison system.”

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