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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.

Guests:

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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