Solitary Confinement for Mentally Ill in USA Prisons

The image is of an isolation cell.

Day or night, the lights inside cell 135C of central New Mexico’s Valencia County Detention Center were always on.

“At many jails and prisons around the country, solitary confinement has become kind of the default placement for the mentally ill,” says Dr. James Gilligan.

It’s awful to see evidence of a Western developed society being barbaric, isn’t it? Sad too, since that’s the society that we in the third world are aspiring to.

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