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solitary confinement

noun
1.
the confinement of a prisoner in a cell or other place in which he or she is completely isolated from others.
Origin
1775-1785
1775-85
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  • They had been committed to the prison after his siege of solitary confinement had begun.
  • In prisons, solitary confinement is used as punishment.
  • Not really same as one can learn little about free humans from studying humans in the solitary confinement wing of a prison.
  • The pernicious use of solitary confinement for a nonviolent, low-risk prisoner.
  • We humans are social animals, for whom solitary confinement is a punishment.
  • They were more likely to develop a strong immune response to a fungus if they were kept in groups than in solitary confinement.
  • Social flies sleep for twice as long as those kept in solitary confinement, 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 solitary confinement.
  • There he was subjected to solitary confinement and other things.
  • Our commission was troubled to find that overreliance on solitary confinement is a hallmark of too many corrections systems today.
British Dictionary definitions for solitary confinement

solitary confinement

noun
1.
isolation imposed on a prisoner, as by confinement in a special cell
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