The Most Restrictive Alternative: A Litigation History of Solitary Confinement in U.S. Prisons, 1960-2006

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Reiter, Keramet Ann;
  • Publisher: eScholarship, University of California
  • Subject: Law | Social and Behavioral Sciences | solitary confinement | prison | ethics

Supermaxes across the United States detain thousands in long-term solitary confinement, under conditions of extreme sensory deprivation. Almost every state built a supermax between the late 1980s and the late 1990s. This chapter examines the role of federal prisoners’ r... View more
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