Voluntary Confinement In Prisons

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In today’s prisons the two most common types of solitary confinement used are disciplinary and administrative. Disciplinary segregation is used when an inmate breaks a rule. Administrative segregation is used when prisoners are a safety risk to other inmates or staff. It has become common practice in prisons to turn to disciplinary segregation for any violation no matter how minor. In Illinois more than 85 percent of the inmates sent to solitary confinement were there for more infractions like not standing for count or using abusive language. Piper Kerman the author of Orange is the New Black said she saw women sent to solitary confinement for at least 30 for minor infractions like moving around their cell during count or refusing an order
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