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#the hole

# the-hole - Tuesday 9 June, 2015

Inmate who spent over 40 years in solitary confinement at a US prison to be freed

Albert Woodfox was placed in solitary in 1972 when charged in the death of a prison guard.

# the-hole - Wednesday 19 October, 2011

UN calls for an end to solitary confinement as punishment

The UN’s lead investigator on torture has called using solitary confinement as a punishment “cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment” – which can amount to “torture”.