What is solitary confinement?

  • (noun): Confinement of a prisoner in isolation from other prisoners.
    Synonyms: solitary

Solitary Confinement

Solitary confinement is a special form of imprisonment in which a prisoner is isolated from any human contact, though often with the exception of members of prison staff. It is sometimes employed as a form of punishment beyond incarceration for a prisoner and has been cited as an additional measure of protection from the inmate or is given for violations of prison regulations. It is also used as a form of protective custody and to implement a suicide watch.

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Some articles on solitary confinement:

Thomas Bushell
... nine months of which would be spent in solitary confinement ... to the Lunatic Asylum, where he was put into solitary confinement ... In punishment, he was flogged, spent weeks in solitary confinement on bread and water, was worked in irons for months, and at one point was transferred to Rottnest Prison ...
Solitary Confinement - Proponents
... The argument in favor of solitary confinement for those not already sentenced to it is generally to ensure a prisoner’s protection ... Earlier justifications for solitary confinement in the mid 20th century included protection for a prisoner whose sexual orientation, religion, or race were far too ... This, in their opinion, justifies their actions of being put into solitary confinement ...
The Slammer - Overview
... Series 3 introduced a new item called "solitary confinement" It's the part of the show where they keep the bad Performers in Solitary confinement for their bad performances throughout the years and can not be in ... if they do badly and get a thumb's down and back into Solitary confinement for a Punishment ...
The Bet (short Story)
... They agree to a bet of two million rubles that the lawyer cannot spend fifteen years in solitary confinement ... The man spends his time in confinement reading books, writing, playing piano, studying,drinking wine, and educating himself ... The note declares that in his time in confinement he has learned to despise material goods for the fleeting things they are ...
Best Of Leæther Strip - Track Listing
... Japanese Bodies) AntiUS (Psycho Strip Edit) (Solitary Confinement) Battleground (KGB Slam) (Body Rapture compilation) Leæther Strip II (Reanimated) (Aspects of ...

Famous quotes containing the words confinement and/or solitary:

    We’re all of us sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life!
    Tennessee Williams (1914–1983)

    A solitary traveler whom we saw perambulating in the distance loomed like a giant. He appeared to walk slouchingly, as if held up from above by straps under his shoulders, as much as supported by the plain below. Men and boys would have appeared alike at a little distance, there being no object by which to measure them. Indeed, to an inlander, the Cape landscape is a constant mirage.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)