I Spent My Teen Years in Solitary Confinement and This Is What I Learned
January 28, 2016

Reginald Dwayne Betts, formerly incarcerated as a youth, writes in Time Magazine about President Obama’s decision to ban juvenile solitary confinement.

“The phenomenon of prison, completely distinct from the pursuit of a safe community, has always been about the breaking of human beings. The toll it takes on the men, women, and children made to suffer under those conditions has never changed. Punishment in prison has tended to gravitate toward the extreme.”

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