Solitary Confinement Gets More Media Attention


It’s easier than ever before to experience a small taste of what’s it like to be kept in solitary confinement.

The Guardian created its own virtual reality app so that viewers could see and hear a 6-foot by 9-foot cell. Readers can also listen to seven ex-inmates describe their experience and hear a 24-minute audio documentary.

Online magazine takepart has a video of a former inmate discussing his time in solitary and the greater challenges the LGBTQ community has in prison. There is also an article on some prison guards who are supporting less solitary confinement and another on the religion that helped create solitary but is now working for criminal justice reform.

We explored the solitary confinement exhibit that Georgia State University students built in Atlanta and filmed the reactions of other students.

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