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An Inside Look at Solitary Confinement

Life in solitary means 23 hours a day in a concrete box with almost no contact with the outside world. Guests talk about what it's like serving time in solitary confinement, and trying to re-adjust to life on the outside.


Laura Sullivan, correspondent for NPR

Steve Perez, correctional officer at Pelican Bay State Prison in Crescent City, Calif.

Craig Haney, professor of psychology at U.C. Santa Cruz; author of Death by Design: Capital Punishment as a Social Psychological System

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