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Short Update: Unlock the Box Campaign in US release new report dubbed ‘Solitary Confinement is Never the Answer’

FT Admin - June 23, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, prison conditions

The Unlock the Box Campaign has released a new special report entitled “Solitary Confinement Is Never the Answer,” documenting the impacts and risks associated with the estimated 500 percent increase in the use of solitary confinement as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The report notes that the number of people held in solitary confinement in the United States ballooned to an estimated 300,000 people in April, as compared to an estimated 60,000 people held in solitary confinement each day prior to the outbreak. 

Read the report here

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