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Connections: Rethinking solitary confinement

Mar 1, 2018

Advocates for ending solitary confinement say long-term confinement is a form of torture, and they are pushing for legislative reform. Some correctional officers say that recent reforms in the system are to blame for an increased number of assaults on officers by inmates because inmates don't feel the threat of solitary confinement.

We examine both sides of the issue with our guests: 

  • Jeremy Wright, activist and solitary confinement survivor
  • Pastor Matthew Martin Nickoloff, South Wedge Mission
  • Pastor Scott Austin, Artisan Church