Recently, PBS’s Frontline ran a disturbing documentary about solitary confinement in the United States.
Here is a description of the program:
About 80,000 Americans are held in solitary confinement on any given day. In “Solitary Nation,” premiering Tuesday, April 22 on PBS and at pbs.org/frontline, FRONTLINE deeply examines the use and impact of this controversial practice—and takes an unprecedented look at life inside solitary at a maximum security prison in Maine.
Here is a preview of the documentary.