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What we do: the ideological isolation of American prisons and the consequent abuse of human rights
Journal Title: SICUREZZA E SCIENZE SOCIALI 
Author/s: Susan Nagelsen, Charles Huckelbury 
Year:  2015 Issue: Language: English 
Pages:  18 Pg. 17-34 FullText PDF:  131 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SISS2015-002003
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The paper provides examples of the systemic abuse endured by prisoners, concentrating on solitary confinement before moving into a discussion of the resulting clinical harm of that abuse. The authors then dissect the ideological and political rationales espoused by the proponents of prolonged isolation and contrast them with accepted definitions of human rights, followed by an examination of the philosophical and existential bases for abolishing the practice.
Keywords: Solitary confinement, human rights violations, U.S. prisons, abuse of prisoners, torture

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Susan Nagelsen, Charles Huckelbury, in "SICUREZZA E SCIENZE SOCIALI" 2/2015, pp. 17-34, DOI:10.3280/SISS2015-002003

   

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