Mentally ill inmates ‘warehoused’ in Coloradosolitary confinement
Published time: July 25, 2013 01:58
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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