Saturday, January 28, 2012


"The deprevation of any individual of the company of his fellow man or woman is not simply the grimmness of isolation, the grimmness of being only with your own thoughts all the time. It actually has severe psychological effects, irreparable damage it causes to these individuals... Keeping people in total isolation for enormous periods of time, the case of most of prisoners in America, the whole of their lives without parole constitutes torture. Constitutes inhuman and degrading treatment."

- Gareth Peirce

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