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USA: Arizona Urged to Curb Inhumane Use of Prison Isolation Units | Common Dreams

WASHINGTON – April 3 – Arizona’s cruel prison isolation regime is dehumanizing inmates and the authorities are failing to care for their basic physical and mental health, said Amnesty International in a new report today.

The report Cruel isolation: Amnesty International’s Concerns about Conditions in Arizona Maximum Security Prisons describes how more than 2,000 prisoners are confined for months or years in conditions of extreme isolation and sensory deprivation.

More than one in 20 of the total prison population in Arizona is held in isolation – a disproportionately high ratio in a country believed to house more prisoners in solitary than any other in the world.

For more on this story, visit: USA: Arizona Urged to Curb Inhumane Use of Prison Isolation Units | Common Dreams.

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