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Old 05-19-2013, 11:41 AM
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Default Mississippi rethinks solitary confinement

CBS News Story from 5/18/13 titled, "Mississippi rethinks solitary confinement"

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"In 2007, there were around 1,300 inmates held in solitary confinement across Mississippi. Today, according to the department of corrections, there are slightly more than 300, a decrease of 75 percent.

"Around 15 inmates are held in solitary confinement in another building at Parchman, with the rest in clusters at 14 other prisons. Most of these inmates are involved in educational programs, mental health counseling, and treatment for alcohol and drug addictions."
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(CBS News) PARCHMAN, Miss. - In 1990, when former prison guard Christopher Epps was the deputy superintendent at the Mississippi State Penitentiary in rural Parchman, he oversaw the construction of a maximum security wing to keep troublesome inmates in solitary confinement.
It was called Unit 32, and it housed up to 1,000 men inside eight-foot by ten-foot cells 23 hours a day. Their amenities were a concrete bunk, a tiny metal writing table, and a steel sink and toilet. They ate meals alone in their cells and got out only for exercise and a shower.

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