Solitary Confinement

Apr 28, 2016·
Leighton Akio Woodhouse is a journalist and video producer in Los Angeles.

The damaging effects of solitary confinement, also known as administrative segregation or secure housing, are well documented. Research has shown that such isolation can provoke or aggravate mental illness and increase the risk of suicide. Prisoners who’ve emerged from solitary tell stories of hallucinations, panic attacks, and paranoia.