The mental and physical effects of solitary confinement

Adelanto Detention Facility
An immigrant makes a call from his 'segregation cell' at the Adelanto Detention Facility on November 15, 2013 in Adelanto, California. Guards said he had been put in solitary confinement for fighting with another inmate.
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With the recent changes in New York law banning solitary confinement for juveniles, and the ever-expanding coverage of the state of our country's prisons, public attention has turned back to prison practices.

MPR News' Tom Crann talked to two guests about the mental and physical effects of solitary confinement, and whether prisons are going to be forced to make changes.

During the show, a caller explained how he ended up in solitary confinement for two years:

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