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Solitary ConfinementLived Experiences and Ethical Implications$
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David Polizzi

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781447337539

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447337539.001.0001

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Some closing reflections

Some closing reflections

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(p.91) 6 Some closing reflections
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Solitary Confinement
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David Polizzi

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447337539.003.0006

Solitary confinement evokes a manner of human torture that does not need to include the actual presence of another individual to inflict this physical or psychological harm. Its sole intent is to inflict harm and wear down the individual so confined. First it takes away the world and or time, then it takes the human self as well.

Keywords:   solitary confinement, isolation, psychological harm, criminal justice machine, penitentiary

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