81, 622 Americans live in solitary confinement. Mother Jones looks at why.

Man formerly held by iranians contemplates US versus Iranian treatment of prisoners in solitary. When asked by an American prison officer about which was better:

What would he say if I told him I needed human contact so badly that I woke every morning hoping to be interrogated? Would he believe that I once yearned to be sat down in a padded, soundproof room, blindfolded, and questioned, just so I could talk to somebody?

Solitary in Iran Nearly Broke Me. Then I Went Inside America’s Prisons. | Mother Jones

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