Huffington Post article

The Huffington Post ran an article on April 21st about Frontline’s upcoming documentary “Solitary Nation.”

“I think one of the misconceptions about solitary confinement is that it’s for the worst of the worst, that you’re going to walk into one of these units and just find psychopaths,” director Dan Edge is quoted to say in the article. “It’s really not like that at all. The unit we were filming on has an average of about 40 inmates, and on a given day, maybe one or two of them fit into the category I just mentioned. A lot of them are very young — 18, 19, 20 years old. They’re in prison for fairly minor stuff, they’re on short sentences, and they’re in solitary confinement because for one reason or another they’re not doing well in general population. They might be disruptive, they might need protection themselves from other inmates. It’s often the most vulnerable inmates, and it’s often inmates who are on the brink of mental illness.”


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