Atul Gawande on Solitary Confinement: Our Generation of Americans "Has Countenanced Legalized Torture"

On April 7,¬†a year after his groundbreaking piece on solitary confinement, “Hellhole,” appeared in the New Yorker, Dr. Atul Gawande¬†spoke about the issue at Harvard Law School. Gawande¬†reiterated many of the points made in his article about long-term isolation in U.S. prisons, citing evidence of¬†its ineffectiveness¬†as well as its cruelty. Worth repeating here, however, are […]