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the confinement of a prisoner in a cell or other place in which he or she is completely isolated from others.
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They had been committed to the prison after his siege of
is used as punishment.
Not really same as one can learn little about free humans from studying humans in the
wing of a prison.
The pernicious use of
for a nonviolent, low-risk prisoner.
We humans are social animals, for whom
is a punishment.
They were more likely to develop a strong immune response to a fungus if they were kept in groups than in
Social flies sleep for twice as long as those kept in
, and they learn more information.
Five days later, these social flies were sleeping for about twice as long as loner flies who were kept in
There he was subjected to
and other things.
Our commission was troubled to find that overreliance on
is a hallmark of too many corrections systems today.
British Dictionary definitions for
isolation imposed on a prisoner, as by confinement in a special cell
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We're all of us sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life!
The world is a prison in which solitary confinement is preferable.
In this country, don't forget, a habit is no damn private hell. There's no solitary confinement...