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- n. The confinement of a prisoner in isolation from all other prisoners.
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- n. Forced isolation in a small space and the denial of contact with other persons.
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- n. confinement of a prisoner in isolation from other prisoners
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Withdrawn, unable to communicate, and living in her own particular hell, she passed time in solitary confinement reading some of my earlier books.
‘Suits of armour and solitary confinement for four,’ said Mr.Campion. chapter 18 report of the deputy coroner
After so long in something like solitary confinement — solitary because hewas solitary now, by choice and by nature — Liir found the exercise unsettling but not appalling.
Officials of the International Committee of the Red Cross wrote a memo describing the treatment of detainees at these CIA prisons in Eastern Europe, which included continuous solitary confinement and incommunicado detention, waterboarding, prolonged stress standing, lengthy nudity, sleep deprivation, exposure to cold temperatures, and the prolonged use of handcuffs and shackles.
Three years of solitary confinement at Camp Delta will do that to you.
The alternative is a lifetime of solitary confinement in a biohazard unit.
There was a scale of punishments ranging from special fasts and prayers or the apeulogia - that is, privation of the abbot's blessing - to the aphoriosmos or solitary confinement and excommunication from all common prayers and the sacraments.
Dr. Ron Pies, clinical professor of psychiatry at Tufts University, reports, In a Norwegian study by Gammen 1995, solitary confinement was found to be associated with more health problems than less restrictive settings.
I agree with Walter Scott, when he said, 'If the question was eternal company without the power of retiring within myself, or solitary confinement for life, I should say, “Turnkey, lock the cell!”'