Boston Globe Editorial: Mass. prisons call it solitary. The UN calls it torture.

Published on January 06, 2017 The Hollywood version of solitary confinement — think of Steve McQueen in “The Great Escape” — doesn’t capture the real brutality of the practice. Prolonged isolation is so damaging to prisoners that the United Nations considers solitary that exceeds 15 days to be a form of torture. When two Massachusetts Read more about Boston Globe Editorial: Mass. prisons call it solitary. The UN calls it torture.[…]