Entombed: Isolation in the US Federal Prison System

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This report will detail how conditions in a prison in Florence, Colorado breach international standards for the humane treatment of prisoners. By doing so, it seeks to oppose any replication of the Florence regime as currently proposed by the Federal Bureau of Prisons in the newly acquired Thomson facility. The prison, due to open within the next years has been designated as a maximum high security prison with Florence-style and Special Management Unit cells.

This report will also show how in the period of time since the maximum security section of the Florence prison was built, conditions have become increasingly restrictive with prisoners held in more severe conditions of isolation for longer periods.

For more information and to download the report, visit Amnesty International's site.

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