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  • New Mexico Corrections Secretary Gregg Marcantel spent 48 hours in solitary confinement at New Mexico State Penitentiary
  • Marcantel wants to overhaul the state's prison system, including what he believes is an over-reliance on solitary confinement
  • There is a policy of placing any prisoner who acts out in solitary, a measure put in place following the deadly 1980 prison riots
  • 33 men were killed and 200 injured in the horrific events
  • Marcantel says placing lesser criminals in solitary can result in prisoners re-entering society worse than before jail
  • Eight inmates from solitary, some of whom had been there for years, are already being reintroduced to the general prison population

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