Pulling back on the Barbaric use of Solitary Confinement

By Jennifer Anyijiofor

Solitary Watch - Solitary Confinement and the Law, 2011.


This article introduces the legal conditions in which the practice of solitary confinement has been executed in U.S prisons and jails. it talks about how the constitution has limited and allowed solitary confinement, and it also includes a part on international law on solitary confinement. it also describes the tools used to challenge solitary confinement which are the Eight and Fourteenth Amendments of the Constitution. The article also investigates the opinions of the Supreme Court and how it's been interpreted. It gives an insight on the opinions and recommendation of the European Committee against torture.