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The Deadly Consequences of Solitary with a Cellmate

The Deadly Consequences of Solitary with a Cellmate

Christie Thompson and Joe Shapiro, “The Deadly Consequences of Solitary with a Cellmate,” The Marshall Project, March 24, 2016, https://www.themarshallproject.org/2016/03/24/the-deadly-consequences-of-solitary-with-a-cellmate.

“This seems like a contradiction: Put a dangerous prison inmate into solitary confinement, and then give him a cellmate. An investigation by NPR and The Marshall Project, a news organization that specializes in criminal justice, found that this practice — called double celling — is widespread in state and federal prisons. And as we learned, those cellmates often fight, attack and, sometimes, kill.”

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Keywords: cellmate, double bunking, Illinois, violence, death