Solitary Confinement

  • Wanda Teays
Part of the International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine book series (LIME, volume 80)


In Part II we look at the boundaries of torture and the ethical issues they bring to light. In this chapter we turn to what many consider the worst form of torture, solitary confinement. A disaster in terms of a method of rehabilitation (as intended by the Quakers who put it to use years ago), solitary confinement has brought about any number of harms and no apparent benefits.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wanda Teays
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  1. 1.Philosophy DepartmentMount Saint Mary’s UniversityLos AngelesUSA

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