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USA: Prisoners held in extreme solitary confinement in breach of international law

Headline Title:  USA: Prisoners held in extreme solitary confinement in breach of international law 16 July 2014 The US government’s callous and dehumanising practice of holding prisoners in prolonged solitary confinement in the country’s only federal super-maximum security prison amounts to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and is in violation of international law, said Amnesty International today. The new report Entombed: Isolation in the US Federal Prison System, launched today, reveals the severity of conditions that prisoners face in the United States Penitentiary,…

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