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USA: Briefing for Louisiana legislature regarding use of solitary confinement in state prisons

, Index number: AMR 51/077/2013

The use of prolonged isolation in Louisiana lacks transparency. There is no information available as to the extent of its use in state prisons, nor the rationale for its use. Without clear and consistent data there can be no meaningful analysis of its use and shuts the door on any discussions regards the development of effective and efficient reforms.

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