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Old 01-16-2018, 01:46 AM
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There's a suit in PA on behalf of death row inmates arguing that they should not be kept in solitary.

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On weekends, they can go for as many as 70 hours without being out of their cells, where lights remain on 24 hours each day.
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/pol...s/201801250097

The security issues of housing people with nothing to lose are an obvious question.
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U.S. Senator John McCain, who spent two years in solitary confinement after being shot down while bombing Hanoi as a Navy pilot in the Vietnam War, described solitary in unequivocal terms: “It’s an awful thing, solitary. It crushes your spirit and weakens your resistance more effectively than any other form of mistreatment.” This assessment is from a man whose escape from his crippled plane broke his right arm in three places, his knee, and his left arm, who then had his shoulder broken from a blow from a rifle butt, and was stabbed in the ankle and groin with a bayonet. His injuries were left unset and largely untreated for five years while he was a prisoner of war, where he suffered years of dysentery that reduced him to one hundred pounds, and was regularly subjected to physical torture to the point of losing consciousness.
https://www.salon.com/2018/02/12/sol...-be-dangerous/

I wasn't impressed with the article overall but that insight from Senator McCain was worth reading the rest of it.

OK, you've got the Silversteins of the world who are a lethal danger outside their cells even in handcuffs and escorted. But that's got nothing to do with people like this guy:
https://www.independent.com/news/201...-housing-unit/
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You would think that McCain would feel a little uneasy about taking money from CoreCivic and other prison profiteers.

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Can we all agree that this is a misuse of solitary?

Other states than TN have similar laws.

https://www.themarshallproject.org/2...r-20180216-955

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During the hearing, when it looked like Bowman was headed to jail, her lawyer revealed she was sick with what turned out to be MRSA, an antibiotic-resistant staph. The judge suggested sending her to a “special needs” facility in Nashville. Bowman, now 54, assumed she would be going to a clinic or hospital. Instead, she was driven more than 120 miles to the Tennessee Prison for Women, which usually houses people already convicted of a crime. There, without understanding why, she was dressed in white, the uniform of maximum security prisoners. She was placed in solitary — locked down 23 hours a day with three showers a week and fed through a slot in her cell door
Even if that one was justified by fears she was contagious the other cases are hard to explain.
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