Buried Alive: Solitary Confinement In U.S. Prisons (VIDEO)
At any given time, there are more than 80,000 people in solitary confinement in prisons across the United States—locked up in closed cells for at least 23 hours every day and deprived of human contact for months, years, even decades.
The destructive psychological effects of long-term isolation are well documented, and the U.N. Committee Against Torture has condemned the use of solitary in U.S. prisons, stating that it can amount to torture. AFSC has been working to end this shameful practice for over 20 years.
On Sept. 16, AFSC staffers Laura Magnani, Lewis Webb, and Peter Martel joined Media Relations Director Alexis Moore for “Buried Alive,” a live online conversation about solitary confinement in U.S. prisons.
The AFSC also shared a second playlist of videos about solitary confinement.