solitary confinement


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solitary confinement

isolation imposed on a prisoner, as by confinement in a special cell
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At one of the periodical meetings of the inspectors of this prison, a working man of Philadelphia presented himself before the Board, and earnestly requested to be placed in solitary confinement.
In this cell, the man, who had not the firmness to leave a glass of liquor standing untasted on a table before him - in this cell, in solitary confinement, and working every day at his trade of shoemaking, this man remained nearly two years.
A house whose inside is as open and manifest as a bird's nest, and you cannot go in at the front door and out at the back without seeing some of its inhabitants; where to be a guest is to be presented with the freedom of the house, and not to be carefully excluded from seven eighths of it, shut up in a particular cell, and told to make yourself at home there -- in solitary confinement.
Wearing in his solitary confinement no fetters that he could polish, and being provided with no drinking-cup that he could carve, be had fallen on the device of ringing alphabetical changes into the two volumes in question, or of entering vast numbers of persons out of the Directory as transacting business with Mr Lightwood.
The walls were white, the carpet red, electric lights blazed in profusion, and the emptiness, the silence, the closed doors all alike and numbered, made me think of the perfect order of some severely luxurious model penitentiary on the solitary confinement principle.
He knew that this could be no Wieroo, but possibly once a man like himself who had been cast into this pit of solitary confinement with this hideous result that might in time be his fate, also.
And for three years and a half, much of the time in solitary confinement, he was left to meditate upon the injustice of man.
It is divided into boxes, for the solitary confinement of travellers, and is furnished with a clock, a looking-glass, and a live waiter, which latter article is kept in a small kennel for washing glasses, in a corner of the apartment.
There's an effort for reform of solitary confinement ( also known as restrictive housing or administrative segregation) in Maryland jails and prisons in the General Assembly.
Jerusalem /PNN/ Israel's Central Court in Beersheba yesterday extended the solitary confinement of the head of the Islamic Movement in Israel, Sheikh Raed Salah, for six months, his lawyer Khaled Zabarqa said.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- People with disabilities are at "serious risk" of being sexually and physically abused in Australian prisons, and are disproportionately held in solitary confinement, according to a new report by Human Rights Watch (HRW).
A prisoner was kept in solitary confinement for 809 days in one of the country's biggest jails.