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USA: Arizona urged to curb inhumane use of prison isolation units

Headline Title:  Arizona must curb inhumane use of prison isolation units 02 April 2012 Arizona’s cruel prison isolation regime is dehumanizing inmates and the authorities are failing to care for their basic physical and mental health, said Amnesty International in a new report today. The report Cruel isolation: Amnesty International’s Concerns about Conditions in Arizona Maximum Security Prisons describes how more than 2,000 prisoners are confined for months or years in conditions of extreme isolation and sensory deprivation.   More than one in 20 of the total prison population…

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