Center on Sentencing and Corrections

Examining the Role of Healthcare Professionals in the Use of Solitary Confinement

Examining the Role of Healthcare Professionals in the Use of Solitary Confinement

Prison healthcare professionals work in a unique clinical environment designed to punish rather than to heal. Amid global calls for penal reform, healthcare professionals have an ethical responsibility to speak out about correctional practices that endanger health and human rights. This study examines this responsibility in relation to prolonged solitary confinement, a practice that persists in prisons around the world.

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