Post by Logan on May 14, 2016 9:45:47 GMT -6
Some prisoners in Delaware say if you don’t have a mental illness when you go into solitary confinement, you'll probably have one when you get out.
Hundreds of prisoners in solitary confinement are held in cells measuring 8 feet by 11 feet – smaller than a standard parking space – for up to 24 hours a day.
The day begins at 3 a.m. when fluorescent lights briefly buzz on in every cell for medication rounds, and then again at 5 a.m. for a breakfast tray pushed through a hole in the cell doors.
Most sleep until the late morning, explaining there is little reason to wake any earlier. Each inmate is given the chance three days a week to leave their cell for a 15-minute shower and 45 minutes in a caged recreation yard, either inside or outside, depending on weather and availability.
Read more: www.delawareonline.com/story/news/local/2016/05/13/calls-rethink-delawares-solitary-confinement/83871592/