Prisons rethink isolation, saving money, lives and sanity

By Erica Goode, New York Times News | Corrections spending | Mental illness | Solitary confinement | March 10, 2012 PARCHMAN, Miss. — The heat was suffocating, and the inmates locked alone in cells in Unit 32, the state’s super-maximum-security prison, wiped away sweat as they lay on concrete slab beds. Kept in solitary confinement [...]