Nearly 50,000 people held in solitary confinement in US, report says

In a new report spearheaded by Yale Law School, the number of prisoners subjected to “restrictive housing”, as solitary is officially known, stood at between 41,000 and 48,000 in the summer of 2021. They were being held alone in cells the size of parking spaces, for 22 hours a day on average and for at least 15 days.

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A solitary confinement cell called at New York’s Riker’s Island jail. Photograph: Bebeto Matthews/AP

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