Violations Of Human Rights Obligations Under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights Through the Use of Prolonged Solitary Confinement in United States Prisons, Jails, and Detention Centers

Report addresses the traumatizing and inhuman effects of solitary confinement on prisoners, and challenges its legality. It details the psychological and physical results on imprisoned persons, including despair, heightened states of anxiety, and paranoia, among other violence. It also points to the disproportionate use of this tactic and other harsh measures against imprisoned Latinos, African Americans, Muslims, persons with disability, and others. 

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The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR)
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ICCPR, Human rights committee, the covenant, List of Issues Submissions, solitary confinement, torture

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