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TX T.E.A.M.O.N.E. Campaign to End Solitary Confinement & Repeal BP-3.91

The American reformers who first devised the penitentiary believed that criminals could ‘reformed’ through solitary confinement, labor and religious indoctrination. The use of solitary confinement and isolation-sensory deprivation began at Philadelphia Eastern State Penitentiary in the 1820s. What was actually discovered was that conditions of sensory deprivation caused mental deterioration and psychosis. Leading writers likeContinue reading “TX T.E.A.M.O.N.E. Campaign to End Solitary Confinement & Repeal BP-3.91”

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