Much Edu About Nothing

An NYU Steinhardt blog about all things vaguely educational.

Forty years in solitary confinement and counting

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It was pretty heart-breaking to hear at IPK’s Into the Current film screening last week that some Burmese political prisoners had spent 16 years in solitary confinement. I couldn’t imagine how such a large portion of a life could be squandered in such a fashion. And then how to pick up the remaining threads of the life afterwards.

Then this article revealed that some guys in the US had spent 40 years in solitary.

When we point to enlightened, rational democracy, where do we point?

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  • 4 April 2012