Life In Solitary

In America 80,000 prisoners are locked up in solitary confinement, they spend months, sometimes years alone and separated from general population. This BBC film goes inside the punishment wing of a maximum security prison, it’s home to violent criminals and young prisoners that are on the brink of madness.

The prison however, now has a new boss who thinks solitary confinement is making inmates more dangerous. This is the story of one mans effort to reform a super-maximum prison and to rehabilitate some of Americas most dangerous criminals.

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