Solitary Confinement as a Tool of Political Opression


Since at least the 1950s, prison officials have used solitary confinement as a political tool against Black inmates, said Brittany Friedman, a professor of sociology at Rutgers University and co-author of an essay titled “Solitary Confinement and the Nation of Islam.” “When it comes to forms of extreme punishment behind bars,” said Friedman, “African Americans have long been the subject of these tools of discipline.”

source: Solitary Confinement As a Tool of Political Oppression

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