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NYCLU faults solitary confinement in state prisons

October 2, 2012
By MICHAEL VIRTANEN , Associated Press

ALBANY - The New York Civil Liberties Union said Tuesday that state prison use of solitary confinement puts more than 4,000 inmates into extreme forced isolation that deprives them of meaningful human interaction and mental stimulation, while imposing idleness that fails to prepare them for release.



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