“Mentally ill inmates ‘warehoused’ in Colorado solitary confinement!”


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Mentally ill inmates ‘warehoused’ in Coloradosolitary confinement

                                                     Published time: July 25, 2013 01:58                                                                                                     

   
On any day, chosen at random in 2012, the Colorado Department of  Corrections (CDOC) housed between 537 and 686 mentally ill  inmates in solitary confinement – with an average stay of 16  months, according to a new report from the American Civil  Liberties Union (ACLU)
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Prison inmates struggling with severe mental illness make up more than half of those held in solitary confinement across Colorado prisons. Prolonged isolation is known to worsen disorders, yet has become a preferred punishment methods.

  On any day, chosen at random in 2012, the Colorado Department of  Corrections (CDOC) housed between 537 and 686 mentally ill  inmates in solitary confinement – with an average stay of 16  months…

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